Calculation of building energy loads is the main task taken on by many personal computer HVAC packages. Although the computers used are small, the buildings that are modeled by these packages may be substantial in size. For example, the C-HVAC package can handle commercial buildings with up to 1000 rooms and as many as 100 heating-cooling systems. The R-HVAC residential package will also handle up to 1000 rooms. However some other packages are limited to only a few zones and rooms, so prospective users should take care to check the capacity of these packages as well as the types of answers they can provide.
KeywordsHeat Pump Building Energy Cool Load Compatible Computer Hourly Load
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