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Noisy pool heaters force Menlo Park council to confront its own rules on ditching gas-powered appliances

Original post made on Jun 2, 2023

The Menlo Park City Council faced a problem at its May 23 City Council meeting: an environmentally friendly heat pump pool heater at the new community center under construction in Belle Haven exceeds the city's nighttime noise limits.

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Posted by CyberVoter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 2, 2023 at 11:55 am

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What! Please do not tell me that"Electric Everything" isn't a "Silver Bullet" or panacea!

Perhaps we should "think" and do more "unbiased" research on All Electric with NO backup before it is TOO LATE!

Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 2, 2023 at 12:41 pm

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I am stunned and shocked that electrification is not a dramatic improvement along every conceivable dimension. I was sure this must be the case given our wise leadership's decision to mandate it for everyone. Surely they must have considered the relevant tradeoffs.

Posted by Ole Agesen
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 2, 2023 at 2:32 pm

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Let's not give up on heat pump and solar water heaters. The noise level can be reduced by redesigning the system.

Then we can go to the pool without the risk of breathing asthma-inducing NOx or cancer-causing benzene emitted by yesterday's gas water heating technology..

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 2, 2023 at 9:12 pm

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When properly vented you won't be breathing any of those things. Electric everything is not an answer, especially when we have an electric grid that barely handles the demand it has on it now.

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