Franco Oyuela
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Franco Oyuela commented on Shawn Weeks's blog post How Homeowners Can Keep Electricity Costs Down in Summer Months
"Cutting back on air conditioning is also good for the environment because it reduces carbon emissions. While saving electricity is always virtuous, in the dog days of summer it’s especially true: Many utilities run their dirtiest coal plants…"
12 hours ago
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Top Reasons to Consider Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
"They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to HVAC units, this couldn’t be truer. Taking care of problems that may arise before they happen is going to save you big in the long run,not only on parts and labor,…"
13 hours ago
Franco Oyuela commented on Fresh Air Duct Cleaning's blog post Moving in to a new home and why you should get a Duct Cleaning
"There is no evidence to suggest that clean ducts leads to better overall health. However, it should be noted that some homeowners report feeling less congested or stuffy. Other individuals have also stated that their homes smelled better and there…"
Friday
Franco Oyuela replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Using a ceiling fan as part of a team to bring your maximum home cooling comfort. Adding a ceiling fan can allow you to actually turn up the thermostat, saving you energy and money. Another way to conserve energy and cost is to make sure your…"
Friday
Franco Oyuela commented on Ottawa Furnace Filters's blog post Some Useful Information about Furnace Air Filters
"Even the most energy-efficient furnace can’t keep your home snug and warm without a well-operating air distribution system. If an air filter becomes so clogged and dirty that it restricts airflow, the system will have to work harder to get…"
Aug 7
Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Installing Ducted Mini-Splits and ERV in Modern High Performance Home
"With ducted mini-split systems, evaporators are generally located close to the distribution point, which leads to a reduced amount of air leakage and dirt build-up in ductwork related to mini-split systems. Ducted mini-split systems allow users to…"
Aug 7
Franco Oyuela commented on Nancy shirley's blog post Addressing Common Air Conditioning Problems
"Keep your air-conditioner (AC) maintained and you’ll not only save money on energy, but you’ll also extend its lifespan, saving money on costly early replacement. An AC needs regular attention to be sure it’s operating at the…"
Aug 7
Franco Oyuela commented on Erik North's blog post How Does Air Conditioning Work
"An air conditioner can change the temperature, humidity or general quality of the air. More specifically, an air conditioner makes your home cooler, by drawing heat energy out of the house and transferring that heat to the outdoors, then replacing…"
Aug 4
Franco Oyuela commented on Perry Ning's blog post Warnings About Portable Air Conditioners
"On the other hand... Portable air conditioners are perfect if you live in a small space. Many people living in studio or one bedroom apartments find that they fit their needs perfectly. There’s also no permanent installation required so set up…"
Aug 4
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post How to Reduce Indoor Allergens and Enhance Air Quality in Your Home
"A ductless air conditioning system, also known as a ductless mini split system, sends air into a home using a set of air handlers that are mounted onto the walls in various rooms. The air handlers then connect to the outdoor condenser through…"
Aug 3
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
Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Morin's blog post Heat Pump Break-Even COP's
"Heat pumps are ideally suited for the Northwest climate, delivering efficiencies 2-4 times that of electric resistance space heating. That is because heat pumps don’t actually make heat, they use a refrigerant and a compressor to extract heat…"
Jul 30
Franco Oyuela commented on Christopher Cadwell's blog post Notable Results in AC Training
"As an HVAC technician, you can achieve a better salary and working conditions if you are certified. Although not mandatory in every state (requirements vary locally and between states), certification presents several benefits for a technician."
Jul 27
Franco Oyuela commented on Christopher Cadwell's blog post Part 1 of: The "1-2 Punch" to HVAC "Not Understoods"
"Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated they are likely contributing to higher energy bills. Your home's duct system is a branching network of tubes in the walls,…"
Jul 26
Franco Oyuela commented on Christopher Cadwell's blog post Part 2 of: The "1-2 Punch" to HVAC "Not Understoods"
"While bigger may be better in muscle cars, it isn’t so with heat pumps. In fact, too big of a heat pump in too small a space can cost you more money or worse, cause a freeze up in the machine during winter. The machine heats the room up VERY…"
Jul 26
Franco Oyuela commented on Christopher Cadwell's blog post Super Efficient HVAC is Easy
"A new HVAC system represents a big investment, and it’s understandable that some home or business owners will want to cut costs on installation. This can be a grave error if they pick an unqualified contractor to install air conditioning…"
Jul 24

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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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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

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VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

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Franco Oyuela commented on Shawn Weeks's blog post How Homeowners Can Keep Electricity Costs Down in Summer Months
"Cutting back on air conditioning is also good for the environment because it reduces carbon…"
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Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Top Reasons to Consider Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
"They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to HVAC units, this…"
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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…"
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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…"
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Tim O'Brien replied to Jerry Needham's discussion VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC
"New build may not have been "dry" before finished and occupied. Residual moisture from…"
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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…"
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Franco Oyuela commented on Fresh Air Duct Cleaning's blog post Moving in to a new home and why you should get a Duct Cleaning
"There is no evidence to suggest that clean ducts leads to better overall health. However, it should…"
Friday
Franco Oyuela replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Using a ceiling fan as part of a team to bring your maximum home cooling comfort. Adding a ceiling…"
Friday
Beverly Lerch replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Thank you.  Good information about the ceiling fans."
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