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When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Butler Mar 6. 19 Replies

I've always been a strong proponent for properly sizing A/C's together with home performance upgrades but with utility companies moving towards more demand based rate plans we've come across some…Continue

Tags: based, rate, plans, demand, controller

Join a Home Performance Mastermind

Started Jan 14, 2016 0 Replies

I'm putting together a mastermind group of energy auditors and home performance contractors to help each other grow our business. If you are interested here is a link to learn more and fill out a…Continue

Tags: strategies, business, marketing, auditor, energy

Insulation machine preferences

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Oct 15, 2015. 2 Replies

I'm in the market for a new insulation machine and am unhappy with my existing plug in machine because it's broken down too many times in the field.  I'd like to see what insulation machines other…Continue

Tags: machines, reviews, repair, machine, insulation

Efficiency First Chapter - ideas

Started Feb 7, 2014 0 Replies

Arizona is starting an Efficiency First Chapter to have a unified voice for the local home performance market. I'd like to see what other HEP members have done in their local chapters as initiatives,…Continue

Tags: Groups, Performance, Home, First, Efficiency

 

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Tyson Pischel commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"Couple of thoughts. Building in the size range of 1,800-2,000 sq ft, we have one return in the main body of the home at or close to the highest ceiling.  We run a dedicated return to the master bedroom as it usually has a bath and larger closet…"
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Walter Ahlgrim commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"I do not understand your sizing chart you say “22” return on a 5 ton AC unit” is that a 22x22 square or 22” round or any shape with 22 square inches. I do like the…"
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Walter Ahlgrim commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"I do not understand your sizing chart you say “22” return on a 5 ton AC unit” is that a 22x22 square or 22” round or any shape with 22 square inches. I do like the…"
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Jan Green commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"David:  Actually, over 70,000 moved to Phoenix last year alone.  We will be back up to 100,000 moving here per year this year so LOTS of people moving here.  We're the fastest growing county in the US. My rental property tested…"
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Mark Furst commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"Good stuff."
Jul 22
Ed Minch commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"The blanket statement that one return is no good is no good.  The reason your second return finally worked is because your first return was not big enough.  We see this all the time and if you added the same second return near the first…"
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Will johnson commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"Great information.  I need to review Calif minimum returns requirements."
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Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"

 Maricopa County is the fastest growing county in the nation with the population expected to grow by 80,000 in the next five years.  Driving down the street, it’s not surprising to see Canadian licenses plates or meet people from IL, CA, NY or WA.  With all these new transplants you would think some of the good home building qualities would rub off on the way Phoenix home builders build houses...unfortunately home builders are slow to catch on which is why  I've been asked so many times, "where…See More
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Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"

 Maricopa County is the fastest growing county in the nation with the population expected to grow by 80,000 in the next five years.  Driving down the street, it’s not surprising to see Canadian licenses plates or meet people from IL, CA, NY or WA.  With all these new transplants you would think some of the good home building qualities would rub off on the way Phoenix home builders build houses...unfortunately home builders are slow to catch on which is why  I've been asked so many times, "where…See More
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"Grossly oversized equipment is the primary cause we find. Excessive home leakage is #2"
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

Ever wonder if your air conditioner is working right because one room never gets a cool or warm as others? Do you need a bigger air conditioner to fix a room...
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David Butler replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Opps, I didn't notice the on-peak period (3PM to 8PM) doesn't change in winter. Scratch my comments about heat pump pain. In previous years dealing with advanced rate design, I've never seen anything like that before. I wouldn't…"
Mar 6
Gamaliel Lodge replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Sorry for conflating APS with all of AZ. I agree it will be very interesting to see how it plays out. I think a lot of utilities around the country will be paying attention.  Luckily the peak period coincides with what will typically be the…"
Mar 6
David Butler replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"@Gamaliel, thanks for the info as I wasn't following APS's most recent rate filing (I live in a different part of the state). I see that the peak energy charge for the non-demand rate plan is 23 cents in winter and 24 cents in summer!…"
Mar 4
Gamaliel Lodge replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"@David Butler - AZ has essentially moved to mandatory TOU.  Conventional rate plans are only available from homes that average under 1000kWh/month @David Byrnes - I wanted to give you a heads up that APS is working with OptiMiser to add better…"
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Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 12:30pm 6 Comments

 Maricopa County is the fastest growing county in the nation with the population expected to grow by 80,000 in the next five years.  Driving down the street, it’s not surprising to see Canadian licenses plates or meet people from IL, CA, NY or WA.  With all these new transplants you would think some of the good home building qualities would rub off on the way Phoenix home builders build houses...unfortunately home builders are slow to catch on which is why  I've been asked so many times,…

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Strategies for Hiring and Interviewing for Home Performance Professionals

Posted on November 19, 2017 at 1:01am 0 Comments

Hire slow and fire fast.  It’s a phrase that experienced managers and human resources professionals live by because many of us have learned the hard way that it only takes one bad hire to put your business into DEFCON Red Alert mode, which unfortunately tends to last weeks or even months after the event.  Certainly, robust training programs, quality assurance, employee perks, good pay and an encouraging work environment all contribute to a company’s success, but it’s the human element, the…

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The Art of Delegation

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 1:45am 0 Comments

How can you create a successful energy audit business that brings you more freedom, time and increases your well being?  It may be surprising to you that success comes less from becoming an expert energy auditor than it does becoming a master of delegation.  By mastering the art of delegation you can have more freedom in your time and escape the rat race of trading time for dollars.  However, delegation is not as easy as it sounds.  The right way to do it actually…

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The Art of Delegation

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 1:42am 0 Comments

How can you create a successful energy audit business that brings you more freedom, time and increases your well being?  It may be surprising to you that success comes less from becoming an expert energy auditor than it does becoming a master of delegation.  By mastering the art of delegation you can have more freedom in your time and escape the rat race of trading time for dollars.  However, delegation is not as easy as it sounds.  The right way to do it actually…

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