heat loss calculation programs

Old 01-12-06, 08:16 AM
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heat loss calculation programs

Seeking opinions on free software for calculating home heat loss. I'm aware of Slant/Fin's "Hydronic Explorer 2" but I'm sure there are others out there that are more/less thorough/complicated etc. etc. etc.

Opinions on what's good, what's not, most appreciated.

Old 01-12-06, 10:41 AM
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I have used this one.

I have used this a few times for my own home, and my parents.

The program maybe complex at first, but once you get a hang of it, it's pretty easy.

You can down load the home owner's version for $50, and will be the best money you spent for comfort.

Some of these "Free" software don't do a good job. I tried one awhile back, I don't recall who or where. but it was off what I should have.

I think it called for 75,000 BTU for heating, and the hvacomputer called for 58,000 I put in a 60,000 BTU two stage. House been very comfrotable vs the old 120,000 furnace the house used to have.
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Hot 2000, I think its free, Haven't looked at it my self yet. Also slant-fin will, or used too, send you a free cd.
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Heat Loss Calculator

Try: www.heatload.com It worked well for me and it was free on the net.

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