BEopt Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
I have a house modeled in BEopt with all the needed info and construction details. What I cannot figure out is how to get BEopt to simply show heating and cooling loads for the structure.
My intention is to use mini-splits, but the choices for “Mini-Split Heat Pump” force a choice of 9, 12, or 15 kBtuh even thought there is a “Cooling Output Capacity” at the top that has an autosize option. Choosing autosize appears to yield different results in the HVAC capacity graph and the “Loads Not Met” graph, depending on your choice of either a 9, 12, or 15 kBtuh unit. Also, with a mini-split option chosen, the HVAC capacity graph only shows “Cooling Capactiy” with no mention of heating capactiy.
I’m sure it’s a simple thing that I’m overlooking. Can someone with experience using the program please point me in the right direction on how to get simple load calculations for the modeled structure?
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