heat loss calculation


Old 10-06-09, 09:52 PM
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heat loss calculation

Just what is heat loss calculation used for?
Is it just for sizing the boiler?
If so can I use a program that is for calculating forced air and baseboard heating.
Isn't heat loss calc, heat loss calc no matter what it is going to be used for.
I see that in one of the sticky's that it is mentioned about doing the heat loss calc. yourself. But doesn't mention what to use.

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Old 10-07-09, 05:01 AM
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A heat loss calc can be used to size the radiation in a room, determine the heat loss at various outdoor and indoor temperatures, evaluate the impact of different insulation and envelope improvement options, and a bunch of other stuff.

There are websites that provide a means to do it, commercial software, etc.

The standard form of heat loss is known as a "Manual J" for the governing procedures as specified by ASHRAE.
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