Daniel Baur-McGuire
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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…"
10 hours ago
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 replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion DS3, LLC Product Added to BPI Product List
"Products like should almost be mandatory. The cut out for an existing strap is a great innovation. Well done!"
Jul 23
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
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to angela stanzione's discussion Used Weatherization and auditing equipment for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"hi pics and prices for duct blasters, and flow hood please. email Dan@missiongogreen.com"
Dec 15, 2016
Daniel Baur-McGuire liked Rob Madden's discussion Blower Door Testing With James Brown...
Dec 15, 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

 
 
 

Forum Discussions

Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by Jan Green 6 hours ago. 12 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

Started by Frank Spevak in HVAC. Last reply by John White on Friday. 2 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Beverly Lerch on Thursday. 13 Replies

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas on Thursday. 10 Replies

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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I agre that the south wall would be shaded for the warmer summer months, but it won't look…"
6 hours ago
Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'll check on electrical.  Good point.  "
6 hours ago
Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you for that.  I wanted to put it on the west wall since there isn't much chance of…"
6 hours ago
David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, actually, I said you'd be find putting it on the west wall since you wanted a larger…"
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Using Pearl Certification to Bridge the gap between home energy and value - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
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9 hours ago
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Being a Flip you must consider the install cost. At least get a bid for a PTAC unit like the ones…"
10 hours ago
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…"
10 hours ago
Glen Gallo replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I would add where is the power coming from? the south wall proposed might have easier access for…"
11 hours ago
John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Soffit vents can be used for intake, but they are not the only means of intake. If you have a…"
18 hours ago
Franco Oyuela commented on David Byrnes's video
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"If the temperature difference between your bedroom and your living room feels like walking from a…"
Friday
Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
Friday
Pearl Home Certification's blog post was featured
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John White replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Want to read more on duct cleaning pros and cons.…"
Friday
Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you, thank you!  I appreciate your insights.  I agree with the idea that installing…"
Thursday
David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, in a room like that with a relatively balanced aspect ratio, flat ceiling and not much…"
Thursday
Rick Blair joined Kyle Brown's group
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Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D

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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"This is a very rough diagram of the detached casita.  There are currently no windows in this…"
Thursday
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