Joseph Novella
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Joseph Novella replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Don't use the fans! They generate heat and mix the stratified high warm air with the low cool air which is already where it needs to be (where the occupants are). Mini-split air handlers do an excellent job of moving the air and need no…"
Sep 17, 2018
Franco Oyuela commented on Joseph Novella's blog post Conventional AC is not COOL
"Just like any air conditioner, mini splits remove moisture during the cooling process, but with added flexibility you won't find anywhere else. And, unlike typical central air conditioners, mini splits also offer what many manufacturers refer…"
Jul 30, 2018

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Company
Green Star Energy Solutions and Host of Home Energy Radio
Professional Certification
BPI Building Analyst, BPI Multi-Family, HERS Rater
Professional Interests
Building Performance, Energy Conservation, High Performance HVAC
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http://www.GoGreenStar.com
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http://twitter.com/GoGreenstar

Joseph Novella's Blog

Big Oil Propaganda

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

I'm sure most of you have seen the commercials by US petroleum companies extolling the virtues of coal and natural gas. Did you notice that those ads only run on major news organizations TV and radio stations. Why is that?

It didn't really strike me until the recent record breaking heat waves across the US. I found it so odd that weather people don't even mention global warming despite the obvious…

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Conventional AC is not COOL

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:36pm 13 Comments

In order to feel comfortable in the cooling season conditioned air has to be at the right air temperature AND relative humidity. Conventional AC dehumidifies when it is running but it is thermostatically controlled by air temperature only. Which means that when air temperature is reached the AC turns off and stops dehumidifying. Not a big problem if you live in an arid climate such as Pheonix but if you live in New England where the summers are very humid and not…

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Free Energy Measures

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

This is one of my "Energy Tip of the Week" articles. If you are an energy pro please add to my free energy measures list below, thanks.



Here are some great FREE ways to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable.

  1. Close your windows. Sound simple but you have to close AND lock a window for it to protect your home from incoming winter air. This applies to storm windows too.
  2. Use window…
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Only Dummies Replace Windows

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:30pm 3 Comments



It's amazing to me how we keep chasing windows in the Building Performance industry as if they were an important energy component. They are not (except when they are, I'll explain). Let’s look at some basic realities.

Joe’s Crazy Window Facts

 

  1. All windows are bad
  2. There are no HIGH performance windows, it's an oxymoron, refer back to item #1
  3. Windows are not drafty
  4. Low E windows don’t save on heating
  5. Occupants don’t…
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At 10:25pm on October 12, 2011, Mike Gilluly said…
Thanks Joe, I'll be attending the "HPAC" / Efficiency First mtg tomorrow
At 9:08am on June 10, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Joseph,

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!

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