Franco Oyuela
  • Tampa, FL
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Franco Oyuela commented on Tim Cohen's blog post Energy-Saving Features Now Commonplace in Most New Homes
"Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning Options For Your Home Look for Ozone-friendly Refrigerant 410a Many manufacturers are turning to eco and ozone-friendly refrigerants that lessen the impact on the earth’s ozone layer, which is important for…"
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Signs of AC Refrigerant Leaks You Should Not Ignore this Winter
"Signs of AC Refrigerant Leak. A refrigerant leak can cause your AC unit to work harder than normal. If your utility bill has unexpectedly skyrocketed, your air conditioner may be leaking. When AC units experience a refrigerant leak, they lose the…"
Franco Oyuela commented on John Nicholas's blog post Indoor Air - How do you measure if it is Healthy?
"Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality 1. Breathe EasierBreathing well is something we tend to take for granted- until we get into trouble. The more contaminated the air we breathe is, the more quickly we succumb to illnesses and allergies. Even a…"
Feb 5
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Portable Air Conditioners: Warnings You Should Not Ignore
"Benefits Portable Air Conditioners. 1. No RestrictionsMany apartment buildings, HOA’s, and even city ordinances do not allow you to have a window air conditioner. Portable air conditioning units are a great alternative as they do not protrude…"
Feb 4
Franco Oyuela replied to Matthew Greenawalt's discussion Proper means of insulating raised floor above concrete
"Proper insulation methods. Blanket: Batt and Roll InsulationFiberglass Batt Insulation CharacteristicsConcrete Block InsulationFoam Board or Rigid FoamInsulating Concrete FormsConcrete Form Association.Loose-Fill and Blown-In Insulation"
Jan 15
Franco Oyuela replied to Melissa Baldridge's discussion The Nest Learning Thermostat - Good or Not So Much?
"It is not true. Maybe the instaltion was wrong. because In my experience, they aregreat thermostat!"
Jan 14
Franco Oyuela commented on Alfie Davis's blog post 5 Essential Tips on How to Maintain Your Wood Burning Fireplace
Jan 8
Franco Oyuela commented on David Keefe's blog post Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners
"The Importance of Air Sealing Your New Home. Air sealing a house increases your comfort by reducing the drafts in a house. By air sealing the home the amount of humidity that enters will also be reduced, which is a big factor in the comfort level…"
Jan 7
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post 7 Amazing Benefits of Using Humidifiers During Winter
"Benefits of Using Humidifiers. Humidifiers can be a great solution for many of these winter-related problems. 1. Helps Prevent the Spread of Airborne Viruses2. Helps Prevent Snoring3. Prevent Dry Skin4. Helps Your Home Feel Warmer5. May Relieve…"
Jan 7
Franco Oyuela commented on Global Heating and AC's blog post Why Power Home Solar Beats Fossil Fuels Hands Down
"Ductless mini-split heat pumpsare perfect match to solar power systems. Ductless mini-split heat pumps are ideally suited for highly energy-efficient homes. They are designed to provide zoned comfort and enhanced energy-efficiency over traditional…"
Jan 2
Franco Oyuela replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"ENERGY WINDOW. The range for energy-efficient window pricing is wide, but Energy Star-qualified windows start around $100 for a 35-inch-by-72-inch, single-hung window and can go up to 10 times that. With labor, you're looking at about $270 to…"
Dec 18, 2018
Franco Oyuela replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"Those solar panels on top of your roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling your house, or your workplace, too."
Dec 11, 2018
Franco Oyuela replied to Classic Residential, Inc.'s discussion Learning Thermostat
"What is a smart thermostat? Every home has a thermostat and the smart version of this piece of equipment aims to give homeowners even more control over their heating and cooling. And with the help of some advanced learning on the device's part,…"
Dec 11, 2018
Franco Oyuela replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Oversized air conditioners. The reasons to size an air conditioner properly: SAVE MONEY. People in the industry used to think you'd save money on your air conditioning bills with a properly sized air conditioner, but that thinking has…"
Dec 10, 2018
Franco Oyuela replied to Classic Residential, Inc.'s discussion Learning Thermostat
"Smart Thermostat. Heating and cooling account for nearly half of your home’s energy costs! A smart thermostat offers both automation and greater control over your home’s temperature and climate – control that could save you a…"
Dec 4, 2018
Franco Oyuela commented on Madison Finch's blog post The Best Programmable Thermostat Reviews
"Electronic Thermostats. Modern types of thermostats are electronic and function like a small computer. Often times these are programmable, allowing you versatile flexibility in how you set temperature controls, timers and preferences. Unlike…"
Dec 3, 2018

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At 8:58pm on November 20, 2018, James Pollard said…

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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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