DIY HVAC Design Results
I went and spent a few hours inputing the BetterBuilt HVAC design specs for my upcoming renovation. It’s not exactly perfect but pretty good. For instance it really doesn’t allow for the vagaries of different insulation levels or types of doors, but I got creative and input sliding doors as windows, for instance. It does allow for different U Factors and how many people living in the house and stuff like that, so that’s a plus. And it changes everything every time you change one little thing. Pretty cool.
I took a screen shot of the results. I don’t really know what they mean with regard to Heat pump sizing, zoning etc, but I was planning to have a ducted system throughout.
Maybe with a little more probing I can come up with BTU’s per room so I could then extrapolate 1st floor, second floor, basement and sunroom zones.
Anyway, I guess this is progress. Now if I only knew what it meant…lol.
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