Jakob Barry
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  • Casper, WY
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Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Jakob Barry
"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! Thanks! Diane,…"
Aug 15, 2013
Perry Ning commented on Jakob Barry's blog post Changing The Way We Use AC
"Hi Adam, The new video link works.  I actually watched the whole video.  Very interested.  Ductless or mini split is the way to go.  "
Jul 5, 2013
Adam brown commented on Jakob Barry's blog post Changing The Way We Use AC
"Looks like that link did not work, but below is the url to the video I am suggesting to watch http://www.iclimate.co.uk/residential/air-conditioning-installation/ ;"
Jul 5, 2013
Adam brown commented on Jakob Barry's blog post Changing The Way We Use AC
"Totally agree! Portable units should only really be used in drastic cooling demands! Best suited for commercial server rooms, and not mention very noisy for the home!!  Click here to a video on the latest energy efficient systems. "
Jul 5, 2013
Perry Ning commented on Jakob Barry's blog post Changing The Way We Use AC
"Good points.  Also when weather gets hotter AC efficiency drops.  That means more electricity is turned to heat by the AC.  For a portable AC this heat is added to the room that has also to be removed. See my post in this forum…"
Jul 5, 2013
Tom DelConte commented on Jakob Barry's blog post Changing The Way We Use AC
"Jacob: excellent discussion! It'd be great to add something about humidity control, since it must be kept at 40% plusminus 10% during all seasons to prevent growth of mold & other stuff. I'm presently doing this with a secret setup."
Jun 28, 2013
Adam brown commented on Jakob Barry's blog post Changing The Way We Use AC
"Hi Jakob  Very informative post on AC usage, using the system economically is vital. What you will find is that much of the latest systems, have 3D sensors which can sense no occupancy and actually isolate outdoor unit energy consumption, not…"
Jun 27, 2013
Jakob Barry posted a blog post

Changing The Way We Use AC

Aside from vacations, longer days and spending time in the great outdoors summer brings with it oppressive heat resulting in large segments of the population blasting the AC.This often translates into long hours of high energy usage which, depending on how much its relied upon, has a tendency to become routine throughout the warmer months.Since AC spikes power usage more than most other things in the home the combined usage of an entire population creates massive demand for electricity forcing…See More
Jun 27, 2013
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Jun 25, 2013

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Networx.com
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Changing The Way We Use AC

Aside from vacations, longer days and spending time in the great outdoors summer brings with it oppressive heat resulting in large segments of the population blasting the AC.

This often translates into long hours of high energy usage which, depending on how much its relied upon, has a tendency to become routine throughout the warmer months.



Since AC spikes power usage more than most other…

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At 3:26pm on August 15, 2013, Diane Chojnowski said…

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