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Heat Loss Program (9 Posts)
Heat Loss ProgramAny of you guys know of a simple and cheap heat loss program that I could recommend to a home owner who wants to do their own calc.? Their house is so cut up that it would literally take may a day to measure up everything and another day to run all the numbers. I'm swamped right now and don't have that kind of time.
Preferably a program that you plug the numbers into instead of trying to draw the layout with a mouse like Wrightsoft does.
You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
Heat Loss ProgramHi- You might want to take a look at this program. http://www.hvaccomputer.com/
Very easy to use. The Residential version for commercial use is about $400 but they have the same version available for the homeowner at $ 49 which is useable for 2 months. There is a trial version you can download to check out the features.
Slant Fin Heat LossHeat loss explorer by Slant fin is still around but you may have to search for it
Heat LossTry Siggy's Heat Load Pro, very good program,I just got it a couple of weeks ago, well worth the money, it also has a Heating Cost Estimator along with it, check out John Siegenthaler's web site, www.hydronicpros.com
Try Siggy's Heat Load ProI have the free version of this that comes with his book. It is enough to tease me and to convince me that if I were to do this kind of thing on a regular basis (I am not a professional, so I could not quite justify the cost), I would want the commercial (professional?) version of the software. The free version handles only two rooms on each of two zones, and you cannot save your work. It gives you a good idea of what the software can do, though.
I think the book alone is well worth the money, so for me, the educational version is free.
a form or Excel sheetcan be found here. If you want a hand calc sheet. Thanks to the Pikes Peak, Colorado Building Dept
heat lossTry WarmBoard thru Rehau, Radwiz thru Vega, Burnham and Taco offer it as well, all free.... You do have to draw pictures w/ Taco FlowPro.
Heat Loss Programs:The Slant Fin program is great. I've used it for years. I'm sorry it isn't available anymore.
I used the IBR/Hydronics Institute system for years and years and always wanted to find a program that was based on IBR. Every one I tried was for AC or warm air. The S/F program is actually the IBR method. I have it on my laptop and I can go through a house quickly. I've never found anything as easy to use.
But, that's me.
i posted links to...both Taco FloPro and SlantFin Heatloss Explorer here:
the SlantFin program is still available .. personally, I prefer Taco's FloProEntire Site | MAIN WALL | Strictly Steam | Off-Wall
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