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Mini split installation location

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan P Fisher Oct 3. 15 Replies

Reaching out to the experts today to ask about location of installation of a mini split.  I'm a realtor, not an HVAC contractor.   I'm working on a "flip" that will be more energy efficient than…Continue

Tags: #remodel, #Airflow, #HVAC, #minisplit

Retrofitting a 1979 Home to NAHB Silver or Gold - Pending Cert

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Aug 20, 2016. 11 Replies

I'm excited to be the lone speaker for the last in a series of lectures for the Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series!  The event is 6/2, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef,…Continue

Adding Value for Energy Efficient Features During the Appraisal Process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Mar 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Recently, I was asked to manage another realtors' listings and buyer clients while she went on vacation out of the country.  One of her listings was under contract, within the last couple of days, so…Continue

Tags: Addendum, adds, value, &, Green


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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Where Are the Most Ideal Places to Install Your Ductless Mini-Split Units? https://www.heating-air-conditioning.net/ Ductless mini-split systems offer the best of both worlds. They offer the performance of a centralized unit and the flexibility of…"
Oct 7
Allan P Fisher replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"The house structure matters a lot for the installation of the heating system because if the insulation is poor then the system will not provide proper coolness or heat properly in all directions. The system needs the best installation by the…"
Oct 3
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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…"
Jul 22
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"Great post Rob.  I'm glad to see your business is doing well auditing clients' homes!  I think you'd have to ask yourself if the fees equate to best time spent vs. earning commissions.  It's great to be able to…"
Jul 8
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"If realtors accepted any type of referral fee for work done by another party, they'd have to create an Addendum stipulating the company and have every client sign it. I've been offered fees from window companies, solar companies, HVAC…"
Jul 8
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"Great seeing building efficiency information in that climate zone.  Great seeing you Corbett!"
Jun 10
Jan Green replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion More people than ever think green when buying a home
"So true Diane!  I just sold a Pearl Gold Certified home yesterday and it did appraise at full contract price.  Following the guidelines in order to get value for these homes is a requirement for this to happen.  Thanks to educating…"
May 23
Jan Green liked Diane Chojnowski's discussion More people than ever think green when buying a home
May 23
Jan Green commented on Pearl Certification's blog post Home Value Hot Potato – Whose Problem is It?
"Great article Cynthia!  I'm in the middle of selling a Pearl Gold Certified home that I listed for sale.  It is under contract after 36 days on the market (after I helped them get the certification) and I was able to get a…"
Apr 25

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Wonky HVAC System

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 11:24pm 9 Comments

Yesterday I showed a home that was a complete remodel with added square footage.  The original house was 775 sq ft., stick built in 1946, with maybe a 6" crawl space.  The owner added 1000 sq ft to the main house and built a separate finished "workshop" on a separate HVAC system.  

Walking around the side of the house, I saw an HVAC system twice the normal width with a faded sticker.  It was a Goodman but that's all I could tell from the outside.  No idea how old it was but the…


Attic sealing versus effective system balances

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 12:44am 17 Comments

First off, I am not an Energy Auditor and don't hold those certifications or experience.  I am a realtor with 2 green designations that assist my clients, both buyers and sellers, with energy efficient upgrades.  It is my job to be able to convey my unique knowlege to help them lower their energy bills, improve indoor air quality, assist with allergens and if they care lower…


Capturing the Value of Green - Step by Step

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

Don't miss this FREE Event open to the public that includes the step by step process for gaining more value for homes with green and energy efficient features.  December 2, 5:30 - 7:30, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, 836 E University, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Featured Speakers - Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Chriss Wass, Firefly Living; & Matt Thorne, Nova Home Loans.  

Food & Drinks will be served. 



2 Day Green Certified Course for Appraisers in Phoenix

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:40pm 0 Comments

First 25 will be refunded the $75 Fee for this 2 day course, includes:

Introduction to Green Building & Case Studies in Green Residential Buildings.  

12/3 - 4, 8 - 5, Phoenix Business & Workforce Development Center, 302 N First Ave, 6th Floor, Phoenix, 85003.

Courses will be taught by Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Vice Chair for Education for the Appraisal Institute. 

To Register:  …


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At 4:42pm on May 12, 2012, David Eggleton said…

You've been Liked on fb... by me.

At 9:32am on April 13, 2012, Laura Reedy Stukel said…

Yes. It is a small world!  Good to have more Realtors around here. Keep up the great work!

At 11:35pm on June 13, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jan,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!

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