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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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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…"
Mar 4
David Butler replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"David, please explain your comment: "...utilities are squeezing homeowners to play the demand/ peak hours game" As an aside... Earlier in my career (1980's) I had the opportunity to work on advanced load control projects, including a…"
Feb 9
David Byrnes replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Thanks for your discussion @Kent Browning and @David Bulter. I appreciate the concern and will consider removing the table from the post.  I also like cycle timing as another way to estimate the actual load of an existing home. Addressing more…"
Feb 9
Eric Kjelshus replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Its a cold coil that takes water vapor out of building.   When I started we used only R-12 and air temp supply of just 37-39'  now use R-410A with supply temps of 51-53'   but 1/3 of energy use of with R-410 and…"
Feb 7
David Butler replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"@D.Byrne: After reading Kent's spot-on post today, I referred back to your blog linked in the original post (which admittedly, I didn't look at prior to my earlier comment). I hate to throw you under the bus (really!) but there's a…"
Feb 6
Kent Browning replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"This post and the link to the blog have a number of problems in addition to some valid points. I am only going to address a few of the worst IMHO - 'A properly sized air conditioner cannot "super cool" the house'. (Note the…"
Feb 6
John White replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"There are many problems occur when you have an oversized air conditioners. It lowers the temperature of the air and remove the moisture of the air and many more things. Some of the common problems associated with an oversized air conditioner are…"
Feb 6
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Measuring static pressure on a package unit
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David Byrnes replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Thanks for the feedback David"
Dec 14, 2018
David Butler replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Keep in mind that for all but the hottest hours, a tightly sized system already has excess capacity. Even at design conditions, it doesn't take much extra capacity to recover from setback. Many of my clients use setback (actually 'set…"
Dec 13, 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
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Thanks for the clarification. I was in PHX last week at a Construction Instruction class (those guys know their stuff, denf worth it!). Without the humidity factor I can see a possibility for this working in this specific application. It would be…"
Dec 8, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"FYI - APS / SRP basically means Phoenix, AZ with no humidity except for after a monsoon blows through"
Dec 8, 2018

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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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Top 6 things to watch out for when building a new home and how builders are still cutting corners with energy efficiency

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 10:07am 3 Comments

Even though it seems like all the new home builders are touting how energy efficient their homes are, there are still major problems and misleading information given in terms of the energy efficiency of the homes.  Here are ways a home builder can make it seem like you are getting a good deal but in reality you are simply being mislead.



1. A low HERS Score touted.

A HERS Score standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured.…

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