Hernández-Pajares and García-Rigo have written a document criticizing our paper "Confirming geomagnetic Sfe by means of a solar flare detector based on GNSS. J Space Weather Space Clim 9: A42. https://doi.org/10.1051/swsc/2019040" (Curto et al., 2019). The main goal of our paper was to define a methodology based on GNSS measurements that is able to detect solar flares (SF) in an automatic way. This methodology was used to confirm Sfe (SF effects) detected by geomagnetism in an unsupervised manner. In their document, Hernández-Pajares and García-Rigo posed two objections related to the correctness and the novelty of the methodology used in our paper. This document is a reply to these objections and concludes that they are not relevant.