Franco Oyuela
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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 sauna into an igloo, there’s likely an explainable reason behind it. Your air conditioning system, that could cause uneven temperatures…"
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 wall, above the window woudl work."
Friday
Franco Oyuela replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"THANKS for the information. Ducted mini splits offer hidden benefits."
Sep 18
Franco Oyuela replied to Wayne Melancon's discussion What's the Most Profitable HVAC Job for Your Company?
"Get into commercial, it's more money!"
Sep 18
Franco Oyuela commented on Simply Better Air's blog post Best HVAC Equipment for an Energy Efficient Homes
"When it comes to heating and cooling systems, energy-efficiency should be major factor in your purchasing decision. When we are talking about energy-efficiency, we are referring to the capability of your comfort system to cool or heat your home by…"
Sep 12
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post 5 Benefits of Installing Ductless Air Conditioners
"The benefits of ductless air conditioning systems outweigh the disadvantages. But before you purchase a ductless air conditioning system, make an informed decision!"
Sep 12
Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Morin's blog post Heat Pumps and Record Snowfall
"Heat pumps draw air from the areas surrounding them (all four sides of the outdoor unit). It is important to clear these areas of snow and ice build up in order to allow air to freely reach the heat pump. This will allow the heat pump to operate as…"
Sep 6
Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Morin's blog post The #1 Item Missing from High-Efficient HVAC Installations
"Electronic solid state phase protector has been around for some time now with the advancement in the semiconductor technology. It has enabled the design of this device that is used as part of the motor controls. They are accessory devices that…"
Sep 6
Franco Oyuela commented on Andrew Schnizel's blog post Energy shortage and HVAC business in Canada!!
"Ductless mini-splits provide a high-efficiency alternative to conventional window-type or wall-type HVAC equipment. In addition to offering energy efficiency, ductless mini-splits can be installed with minimal modifications to indoor spaces."
Sep 3
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Furnace Duct Cleaning: Know About Their Pros and Cons
"Duct cleaning could improve health and hygiene. Duct cleaning can improve your AC and Heating efficiency."
Sep 3
Franco Oyuela commented on CEE's blog post Making old furnaces new again, with innovative retrofits that improve efficiency
"Even if your furnace has a few years left in it, it may not be cost efficient to keep it if your energy bills during the heating season are high due to the furnace’s horrible efficiency. With that in mind, you need to assess how much…"
Aug 30
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Air Conditioning Maintenance: Tips to Make Your AC Ready for Summer
"One of the most steps when preparing the air conditioner for summer is scheduling an annual maintenance and inspection visit. Completing this task will help prevent costly breakdowns in the summer and keep the equipment’s warranty active."
Aug 30
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Air Conditioning Maintenance: Tips to Make Your AC Ready for Summer
"One of the most steps when preparing the air conditioner for summer is scheduling an annual maintenance and inspection visit. Completing this task will help prevent costly breakdowns in the summer and keep the equipment’s warranty active."
Aug 30
Franco Oyuela commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards
"Daikin is claiming significant advantages for R32 over its main refrigerant rival to replace R410A in air conditioning systems."
Aug 27
Franco Oyuela commented on Jakob Barry's blog post Changing The Way We Use AC
"Try 78 Degrees: 78 degrees is a good point for an air conditioner to run at its optimal performance level. Turning lights off can help reduce your heat, but paying attention to how much light you let in from open windows can also play a significant…"
Aug 27
Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Mini-Split Heat Pumps are Quirky, Especially their Capacity
"Mini-splits have recently become an alternative to window AC units for homes where ductwork is not present. They are quieter and more efficient than most window units are. However, they come at an additional cost. Respondents with central AC and…"
Aug 22

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At 8:41am on May 3, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Franco,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. 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!

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Forum Discussions

Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by Jan Green 3 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…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'll check on electrical.  Good point.  "
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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…"
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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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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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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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
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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…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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