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Old 2019-03-29, 12:45 PM
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Stupid question - have you checked your attic insulation? No question that 40K btu is probably undersized, but if the attic is also lacking insulation that may make things worse.
Actually, I did ask that stupid question and it was low. It was a good .5" low in the best case and up to 3.5" low, not to mention there was a large area of compressed insulation where it seems someone was walking around at some point. So they blew in enough to top it up, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference to our ability to heat the house up in what I would think is acceptable.

For example, even though it's a nice day today, when I left the house at 0600 I changed the thermostat from 17 - 18 so it wouldn't be so cold for the other members of the family when they got up and it said 1hr 30mins to heat up even though the outside temp was +2. I really hope Tarion will not find this acceptable, because it seems like the builder does.
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Old 2019-03-29, 12:50 PM
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Suggest you contact city building inspector department. They should be inspecting the hvac and this is a major oversite.
When I mentioned this possible action, suddenly I was supplied with the heat loss calculation document which is apparently what is required by the city when a house is built and it shows the size and type of furnace we have in our house as meeting the requirements. So they put in what they believe is good enough.

I still believe it is undersized or in the best case the bare minimum size they could put in and possibily malfunctioning. The problem is no one will take accountability to fix the problem or say no, it's acceptable for your house to take half of your waking hours to raise the temp by 3 degree's and you shouldn't be able to heat about 20c when it's really cold out
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