Andrew Vidal
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Perry Ning replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion Looking for a good load calculation software in the group HVAC
"Hi John,     Very good Graphic Method.  With your permit, I would like to download your PDF to my website heatExch.com. Please leave me a reply here if I could do that.     Thanks,     Perry Ning, owner of…"
Sep 23, 2013
Ed Minch replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion BPI Training in the group Weatherization
"I would agree with Pat There are plenty of certifications in several disciplines that would be nice to have, but we are in the Mid-Atlantic where all this stuff is prevalent and we see no marketing advantage to having any of them.   There are…"
Jul 6, 2013
Steve Mann replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion BPI Training in the group Weatherization
"If all you're looking at is the marketability of the certification, and if it can increase your business, than I would agree with Pat somewhat. However, I would suggest that if you're actually doing weatherization and residential energy…"
Jul 5, 2013
Pat Dundon replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion BPI Training in the group Weatherization
"If you like to be able to differentiate yourself as a pro, BPI certification CAN be an asset. However, it brings several demands of your time or time from someone you are paying. That is expensive enough to, in most cases, result in increased cost…"
Jul 5, 2013
Andrew Vidal added a discussion to the group Weatherization
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BPI Training

Hey all, business is a little slow for me these days and I've been considering going through a BPI certification program. I'm in Washington state and have a small weatherization and residential energy services company. So far the utilities in my area don't require it to work on their programs. They also haven't designed any programs around the certification. Does anyone out there have an opinion on the certification and it's marketability they'd like to offer up? Thanks, AndrewSee More
Jul 2, 2013
tedkidd replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion Looking for a good load calculation software in the group HVAC
"Awesome John!  Thanks!!!"
Oct 18, 2012
John Porterfield replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion Looking for a good load calculation software in the group HVAC
"To determine heating capacity required for existing building one may simply extrapolate design load by graphing metered use to outdoor temperature for a series (preferably a minimum of 12) of billing periods.  See HeatingHelp dot com >…"
Oct 17, 2012
tedkidd replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion looking for a good load calculation software. in the group HVAC
"Part of me wants to side with Phil because he's my friend.  Part of me wants to side with Phil because the idea there is a correct load is absurd.   Worst case load is incredibly dependent upon both things most HVAC guys don't…"
Feb 16, 2012
Bradford E. White replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion looking for a good load calculation software. in the group HVAC
"I am partial to the Elite software line. I use their CHVAC for my commercial and institutional work but have not used their RHVAC residential/Manual J based product. The interface takes getting used to, not as "clean" as the types that…"
Feb 14, 2012
Chris Laumer-Giddens replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion looking for a good load calculation software. in the group HVAC
"I've specified quite a few of the mini split systems, and for the load calcualtions I use both Right-Suite Universal (by Wrightsoft) and Energy Pro (by Energysoft), and both work very well in coming up with accurate loads and designs. Energy…"
Feb 13, 2012
Al Tibbs replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion looking for a good load calculation software. in the group HVAC
Feb 12, 2012
Andrew Vidal added a discussion to the group HVAC
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looking for a good load calculation software.

Hey all, My company is going to be installing a few ductless heat pumps very soon and I'm going to need a load calculation software. Any suggestions?Thanks, AndrewSee More
Feb 12, 2012
Andrew Vidal left a comment for Zach Erdmann
"Zach, your website is dynamite! Befitting of a high caliber company like Premium Efficiency.   Andrew"
Mar 12, 2011
Stan Kuhn replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion How long should flex duct connections last? in the group Hall of Shame
"Perfect examples of why tape and zip ties don't work.  Good pictures for training of HVAC techs in prep for Energy Star Version 3."
Mar 10, 2011
Walter Gayeski replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion How long should flex duct connections last? in the group Hall of Shame
"Why did this guy have ice dam problems?"
Mar 9, 2011
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Mar 7, 2011

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At 4:08pm on March 9, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Andrew,

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!


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