Franco Oyuela
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Franco Oyuela replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Choosing the Right System for Your Home. Depending on what kind of home you have, your options for cooling systems may be limited. For example, installing ductwork in a home built without it is much more difficult than installing a mini-split…"
Wednesday
Franco Oyuela commented on Andy Wahl's blog post Venting a conditioned attic
"Insulating and air sealing along the roof line offers several advantages overinsulating along the ceiling deck: Energy Savings: An unvented atticis warmer in winter and cooler in summer,reducing the HVAC load. The equipment will be more durable and…"
Monday
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post 7 Tips to Make Your Heating System Well-Equipped for Winter Comfort
"EASY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON HEATING COSTS THIS WINTER: 1 – Install a programmable thermostat setting it up properly. 2 – Check your attic insulation. 3 – Have your air ducts inspected. 4 – Use that big, yellow heater in the…"
Monday
Franco Oyuela commented on Elisa Wood's blog post How we use and save energy
"Ways to increase your HVAC energy efficiency. Before we get started, let’s clear up some frequently used terms about HVAC energy efficiency. These ratings will help you better understand what you’re getting out of your temperature…"
Nov 6
Franco Oyuela commented on Blake Reid's blog post Your AC Doesn't Work and Here's Why
"Reasons why your air conditioner isn’t working as well as it could be. Dirty condenser coils.Coolant problemsClogged air filterA defective thermostatA faulty compressorVery high temperaturesAn undersized (or oversized) air conditioner"
Nov 6
Franco Oyuela commented on HomeWiz's blog post Make a smart thermostat decision
"Smart Thermostat! Breez smart thermostatgives you the luxury of controlling your ductless heat pumps and air conditioners from anywhere. Breez automatically turns the air conditioner or heat pump OFF when you leave the premises and starts to…"
Nov 5
Franco Oyuela replied to Gordon Smith's discussion Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?
"WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF DUCT CLEANING? A cleaning every year by a professional that doesn’t make the duct cleaning a waste of money can provide relief from a whole host of problems. Proper duct cleaning can reduce the amount of dust being…"
Nov 5
Franco Oyuela replied to James McGarvey's discussion Mini Split Heat Pumps
"Lower Utility Bills. Mini-split systems cost more than most conventional systems, but they pay for themselves over time through energy savings. You’ll never have to repair energy-wasting leaks in ductwork, and you can use zoning to avoid…"
Oct 30
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Follow to Reduce Costs
"Indoor Filters. The filters catch dirt, dust and anything else in the air before it’s blown back out into your room. We advise homeowners to remove these filters and vacuum them off after the first month of operation and every couple of months…"
Oct 30
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Why Does Your Air Conditioner Make Loud Noises?
"When it comes to performance, ductless split systems never sacrifice power for comfort. Instead, they’re whisper quiet yet incredibly powerful. That’s because the noisiest component—the compressor—is installed outside and can…"
Oct 29
Franco Oyuela replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"A heat pump is a device that takes heat from one source and moves it to another location through electric or mechanical means. Heat pumps may be used either to heat or cool. The main advantages of mini split heat pump are their small size and…"
Oct 29
Franco Oyuela replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"Fiberglass has an R-Value of 3 per inch while spray foam has a R- Value of 7 per inch. ... The problem is that the fiberglass R-Value is rated only when the material is fully fluffed, not when it is compressed and touching all the surfaces in the…"
Oct 22
Franco Oyuela replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"The ENERGY STARnew homes program has been around since the mid-1990s and is currently undergoing the transition to version 3. In case you haven't heard, version 3 is much more rigorous than version 2."
Oct 11
Franco Oyuela replied to James McGarvey's discussion Mini Split Heat Pumps
"I highly recommend Mini split systems!  Low cost, energy efficient and durability. Price start from $600 (9000 BTU)  A mini split system consists of two main parts: the outdoor unit and the indoor unit. The outdoor unit is installed…"
Oct 5
Franco Oyuela replied to Melissa Baldridge's discussion The Nest Learning Thermostat - Good or Not So Much?
"Are you talking about Nest Learning Thermostat Gen 3? If the answer is Yes. I highly recommend Nest Thermostat! The Nest thermostat supports manual scheduling in increments as small as 15 minutes, but it really shines when you let it handle the…"
Oct 2
Franco Oyuela replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Check it out! The video every HVAC contractor should see.
"Thank for the information! Ductless, mini split-system air-conditioners (mini splits) have numerous potential applications in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. They can also be a good choice for room additions and small…"
Oct 2

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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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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"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?
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tedkidd replied to Gordon Smith's discussion Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?
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