Daniel Baur-McGuire
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Thanks for the clarification. I was in PHX last week at a Construction Instruction class (those guys know their stuff, denf worth it!). Without the humidity factor I can see a possibility for this working in this specific application. It would be…"
Saturday
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Evan Mills's discussion Surprise loads
"Yeah I was just playing around with it. And my jaw dropped when I took a photo of my PS4 I had been watching netflicks on. "
Thursday
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"I feel this ia dangerous train of thought. And i would consider the examples in there of sizing of systems are more on the very oversized scale. What climate are these referring to?  But there is no talk of moisture removal in here. The number…"
Thursday
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"I have done 10 houses with aerobarrier. It is impressive!  I thought at first it was a great idea but most likely a scam 2 good to be true. After the second house I was sold. It seals all the problem areas at the source point. Everything I have…"
Thursday
Daniel Baur-McGuire liked Evan Mills's discussion Surprise loads
Thursday
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Evan Mills's discussion Surprise loads
"Turn those systems off when you leave the house. I have everything on a power strip so I can turn it off when I leave the house. I am thinking of wiring in a switch to the outlet so its by the door for easy on/off when leaving or coming…"
Thursday
Daniel Baur-McGuire commented on Corbett Lunsford's video
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"Positive Energy podcast is the best building science podcast out there. I am hooked and listen to each episode at least twice! If you havent given these guys a listen you are missing out."
Thursday
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
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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

When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

Started by David Byrnes in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Surprise loads

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire on Thursday. 4 Replies

Blower door test for small apartment building

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire on Thursday. 19 Replies

Learning Thermostat

Started by Classic Residential, Inc. in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela Dec 4. 34 Replies

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