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QwickLoad Residential & Commercial HVAC Load Calculations

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QwickLoad uses the ASHRAE TFM (Transfer Function Method) algorithms combined with a screen interface that provides building load calculations. It includes a Duct Sizing Program and supports IP and SI units. QwickLoad Residential 7.0 provides heat gain and heat loss calculations for up to 10 zones. QwickLoad Commercial 7.0 provides heat gain and heat loss calculations for up to 500 zones. Zones and plenums can be added or deleted with one button click. Intuitive screens for entering building information. Default is automatically displayed. Construction types for roofs, walls, partitions, windows, shade types, and scheduling control. Complete air-conditioning and heating system control and supply, return, heating and cooling duct static pressure specification. Energy recovery ventilator can be added. Full-color PDF user manual is bookmarked throughout. Error check message dialogs describe errors and include corrective action. Includes load check for individual zones. Built-in automatic outside air summer and winter design temperatures enables user to view the building load as zones or components are added. Load calculation enables user to review the building load and see errors or missing data.

Expertise Required: 

No special expertise required, basic HVAC knowledge is helpful.

Audience: 

Engineers, contractors, facility managers, and homeowners.

Input: 

Basic information such as building size, construction type, etc. is needed; however, the program provides many default values for inputs such as construction types and window types.

Output: 

Complete input and output report is provided. It can be printed or saved as an RTF, which can be open with almost any Windows editor.

Strengths: 

Residential to large commercial building cooling and heating load calculations

Country: 
United States
Major Capabilities: 
Whole-building Energy Simulation
Load Calculations
HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Platform: 
Windows
Pricing: 
Reduced for Non-Commercial/Academic Use
Help and Support: 
Free Email Support
Subscription Phone Support
Last Software Update: 
15 January 2016
Last Entry Update: 
01 June 2016
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