Daniel Baur-McGuire
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Gordon Smith's discussion Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?
"Kristoff Irwin had an episode on his Positive Energy podcast about this. He interviewed a guy with the epa (i believe) who is also doing his own research actively on larger systems.  Basically yes it does help but sometimes the cleaning can be…"
Nov 8
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Randall Olsen's discussion How to measure room pressures
"If you are going for just a good system I would stick w the 3pascal limit and would aim for less. Any air not returning to the system from each room will be gained from elsewhere. Most likely outside air, adding load as well. Personally I would test…"
Oct 1
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Randall Olsen's discussion How to measure room pressures
"In cooling mode (highest fan speed setting) all interior door closed WRT the main body of the building. Are you testing for any specific program?"
Oct 1
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"South Wall. It will have the highest load needed for cooling/heating. the shade from the tree could help the outdoor unit operate more efficiently in the summer. Look into a mini split with a sensor for hot/cool spots. It will direct airflow to…"
Sep 24
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to scottscontracting's discussion Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with dampers
"2 systems!  And I would have a system check on the 1st floor 1.5 ton unit to make sure it is performing up to spec. Then look to see if the system was sized right. If its a day care you might have a higher temp load on the system during the…"
Aug 31
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Running a ceiling fan actually heats up air. Allison Bailes has some great articles on it.  I would set fans to slowest speed if you are having issues with the mini splits distributing air throughout the room. Otherwise you might be making them…"
Aug 13
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Where are the supply runs located? Look to make sure supply runs are sealed. I would second having a contractor make a filter rack and use cheap fiberglass filters. Ones that look like plastic strands dribbled over each other. It will be less…"
Aug 13
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jerry Needham's discussion VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC
"Oversized A/C systems wont pull out enough moisture from the conditioned air. I would check to make sure the systems are set to the right fan speed. Make sure the filters are clean and appropriate for the filter rack. No merv 12 in a 1inch filter…"
Aug 13
Daniel Baur-McGuire liked Jim Gunshinan's blog post Our First Year with Solar Panels, by Chris Stratton
Jul 23
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"Sounds like u opened the hornets nest! I would say a 2600 sq ft home shouldn't need more than 2tons a/c depending where u are at. More tonnage can cause issues. Especially makes it difficult for the system to pull moisture out of the air of it…"
Jul 16
Daniel Baur-McGuire commented on Michael Dunseith's photo
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NYC DEPT OF BUILDINGS TR8 ENVELOPE TESTING

"Looks fun. How did you connect all the fans together or did you adjust the flows manually? The reverse set up is neat. Are you pressurizing or depressurizing? Did you take your reference or input pa from inside? so many questions!"
Jun 19
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"I would look to stop air from penetrating the ceiling. I would guess hot air is able to rise through penetrations in the ceiling or the ceiling itself, washing batt insulation. If you are going to remove the roof and use closed cell foam it will fix…"
Jun 19
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jerry Needham's discussion CONDENSATION ON CEILING AND WALLS OF MASTER BR
"Spray closed cell foam and get rid of soffit venting. Problem fixed! Adding soffit vents just allowed hot moist air to hit, I assume, an underinsulated and non air sealed space. Doubt they actually vented the space with baffels all the way up the…"
May 31
Daniel Baur-McGuire joined Norm Bourassa's group
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Multifamily Buildings

For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
Feb 14, 2017
Larry R Waters replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion Wanted: TEC duct blaster fan and canvas for use in the blower door frame in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"I have a tech duct blaster kit with the 35 manometer for sale the whole thing $300 plus. Shipping."
Dec 22, 2016

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Company
The Element Group
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator
Professional Certification
HERS Rater, RESNET
Professional Interests
Passive Solar homes
Horticulture Conservation
PV Power

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At 2:56pm on October 12, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Daniel,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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"Hi Sean, my comment re: actionable cooling load was about the application of ductless, not related…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Assuming same efficiency - apples to apples - off the top of my head the only way a ducted system…"
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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"By 'actionable', I mean the load is such that the homeowner actually needs to use A/C, as…"
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"When you say actionable cooling loads you mean higher than heating loads?  I need to see…"
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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Since the Home Performance Forum archives are hosted on a different server with different software,…"
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tedkidd replied to Gordon Smith's discussion Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?
"Why are they calling? Get 4 or 5 why's. Are supplies dirty?! Why!! In most cases, changing…"
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