Luis Hernandez
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Solar panel leasing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr yesterday. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,    I am doing some research into Solar panel leasing and I wanted to reach out to all of you for information.  There is a great deal of rumors about some hidden facts regarding this…Continue

Tags: energy, sustainable, panels, leasing, solar

ERV Configuration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Manning Sep 19, 2016. 21 Replies

Greetings everyone,     I did an energy audit on this new home that is too tight and needs mechanical ventilation, so I thought to tell them to get an ERV installation, but then I realized that they…Continue

Vapor Barrier on top of basement concrete floor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook Jan 14, 2016. 8 Replies

Happy New Year!   Hoping this will be a great year for all of us to help our communities to save even more energy than ever before!   I have a project on a small house built early 30's, two floors…Continue

Airsealing an old basement ceiling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Minch May 26, 2016. 16 Replies

Greetings everyone,    I have a weird question... On a non conditioned basement, many times I find tongue in groove pine strips on ceiling of basements and then a second layer of wood as the finish…Continue

 

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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Sorry but no, not that big of a thing up here Biggest issue I see for most is everyone grid ties & then wonders why they have no power when lines go down..."
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Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Thank you Sean,    I will read it as soon as I get back to my office? Do you have any first hand experience on homeowners that got a rotten deal from a solar lease?"
Friday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Clearest concise piece I have seen - https://runonsun.com/newsletters/v2015/02-Newsletter.html Top 5 Reasons to Stay Away from that Solar Lease!  "
Friday
Luis Hernandez posted a discussion

Solar panel leasing

Hello everyone,    I am doing some research into Solar panel leasing and I wanted to reach out to all of you for information.  There is a great deal of rumors about some hidden facts regarding this practice that can be detrimental to the homeowners, and that is the information that I am trying to collect for my research.   I like to thank you in advance for your help!LuisSee More
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Luis Hernandez added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Searching for used Intec Force 2 Insulation Blower Machine

I am searching for a gently used Intec Force 2 Insulation Blower Machine with houses and attachments at a reasonable price!ThanksSee More
Mar 18
Rich Manning replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Luis, I would install a balanced ERV. You need to exhaust the bathroom and kitchen to ASHRAE 62.2 and install supply to the bedrooms and other living areas. Yes it would be an independent system with duct work, and you would need to get creative on…"
Sep 19, 2016
Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Yes do do cook and the stove is a gigantic Viking commercial stove! There is no AC on this house, but I still agree with you Sean, it should be a balance unit."
Sep 19, 2016
Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"In my humble opinion I think the inspector got fooled because he saw fans... there are just not venting to the outside! What makes things worse is that the house is too tight so there needs to be mechanical ventilation as well!"
Sep 19, 2016
Rich Manning replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"How is it possible that there is NO ventilation in this house. How could it have it passed a final inspection by the building dept.! This is crazy!!"
Sep 19, 2016
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"So why go balanced instead of exhaust only? Well you might want to review the piece I linked to at the start & then also the one by William Nickerson above. One big thing to remember is location - you don't want to be pulling hot humid air…"
Sep 18, 2016
Kent Browning replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Rather than recommend an ERV, how about some thru wall exhaust fan(s) in the bath room(s)? Put them on timers so they don't run all the time. That kitchen fan REALLY needs to exhaust outside.  I would make that a higher priority than the…"
Sep 15, 2016
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ERV Configuration

Greetings everyone,     I did an energy audit on this new home that is too tight and needs mechanical ventilation, so I thought to tell them to get an ERV installation, but then I realized that they are heating with radiant floor heating, so there is no ductwork at all and to make things more complicated, there is no attic.  To make things even more complicated, the bathrooms does not have fans, and the kitchen fan does not exhaust to outside... so I was thinking that because there is no attic,…See More
Aug 29, 2016
Luke Langhals replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Very good reading. Thank you for posting this."
Aug 25, 2016
tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Green Grass (wet) climates - not Arizona. A ventilating dehumidifier and positive pressure strategy will provide drying potential to homes in moist climates, helping avoid mold and other long term moisture related problems. VOC off gassing is lower…"
Aug 18, 2016
William H Nickerson replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Good reading  …"
Aug 15, 2016
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Just a few thoughts & I am basing this on dedicated exhausts with an E/HRV (that may or may not be running at the time) also being used. Let me also state that like many things it depends, sure one model might have, or I saw a house…"
Aug 13, 2016

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