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BrianW

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  1. Installed a mini split Saturday. This thing is impressive in cold weather. Its rated to full heat output at 5 degrees and cuts out a-13. I used my FLIR and the condenser temp was -20 but it was still putting out 90 degrees at the duct. Cold weather heat pumps are impressive.
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    January 2019 Discussion II

    I installed a mini split/heat pump Saturday. Screw oil and natural gas. I have solar panels withe excessive capacity so its essentially free to run. It claims full heat output to 5 degrees and it cuts out at -13. This weekend was a great test run and at -1 it was still putting out incredible heat. Beyond impressed with it so far.
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    January 2019 Discussion II

    -26 wind chill at BDL. Impressive.
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    Super, Duper SWFE

    Ton of people without power tonight.... Neighbor is a lineman for UI in the New Haven area and was called in and they told him to expect to work for 3 days.. Almost 10K without power in North Haven. https://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/outages/reportviewoutage/viewoutagemap/
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    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    Jet Blue 1098 is my flight tomorrow at 530 pm.
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    January 2019 Discussion

    I posted this in the mid atlantic forum as well. Looking forward to the storm down here. I am in DC for a wedding tonight and have a jetblue flight back to Hartford from Reagan airport at 5 pm tomorrow. Thoughts on that flight happening?
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    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    I am in DC for a wedding tonight and have a jetblue flight back to Hartford from Reagan airport at 5 pm tomorrow. Thoughts on that flight happening? We were planning on taking a cab or uber to the airport. Looking forward to the storm though. Its been pretty much snowless back home in CT.
  8. IBM Wants to Use a Sensor in Your Phone to Create Ultra High-Res Weather Forecasts https://earther.gizmodo.com/ibm-wants-to-use-a-sensor-in-your-phone-to-create-ultra-1831557349
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    January 2019 Discussion

  10. How is the cold weather performance? I haven't really experienced any real cold yet but they claim to run down to -13. Fujitsu and Mitsubishi seem to be the leaders in reliability and efficiency.
  11. Anyone else have mini split heat pumps/AC? I had 2 Mitsubishi hyper heat units installed over the summer and have been blown away by how efficient they are to run. It's been pretty mild here on the CT shoreline but these units claim full heat output at 5 degrees. I also had solar panels installed so they are practically free to run. The Coefficient of performance on them is 3.8 meaning they are 380% efficient. Its been staggering how much oil I have saved and literally have not run my oil furnace at all this winter. I think this is going to be the future of heating and cooling.
  12. Natural gas prices have doubled in price since Jan in New England. What is your normal bill? Half that?
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