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A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts

Started this discussion. Last reply by HB Jan 8, 2014. 14 Replies

We've recently launched a home energy calculator to help home owners and professionals alike estimate the heat energy gain and loss of homes and large-scale structures. We really tried our best to…Continue

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HB replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Ira The accuracy of the calculation is governed by the Manual J formulas used by the ACCA. Instead of asking users to describe a "construction system" such as a wall or floor in detail, the carousel of building systems allows them to…"
Jan 8, 2014
HB replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Jon HEC provides the heat loss and gain calculations only. It doesn't assume anything about what climate control equipment might be installed. It simply informs the user that their homes "envelope" gains and losses X btu's or kwh…"
Jan 8, 2014
Ira Eisenstein replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"It seems like a lot of work to accurately describe the house, but I guess you get accurate answers for your efforts. At least I hope you do.   There's nothing (that was mentioned) about describing the insulation in the walls, floors,…"
Jan 7, 2014
Jon Haehnel replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"It seems easy to use but I didn't see the option to change HVAC systems.  Also, how do you run energy improvement scenarios in it? "
Dec 13, 2013
HB commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Facebook Pages
"HomeEnergyCalc is a comprehensive and accessible calculator to determine heat energy gain and loss of both homes and large-scale structures. Here's our facebook page:…"
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John Redmond replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Thanks, looks like a pretty comprehensive program that I would use if you can get it working for us. Let me know, John"
Dec 12, 2013
HB replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Thanks so much for reporting this to us. I wasn't able to replicate this on my PC with exactly the same versions, so we will investigate this further and hopefully find a fix soon. I'll get back with a reply as soon as we do. Thanks again."
Dec 12, 2013
John Redmond replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"11.9.900.170 I am using Mozilla on a PC."
Dec 12, 2013
HB replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Also, could you please go to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html and hit Check Now and tell me what version of Flash Player you have installed?"
Dec 12, 2013
HB replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Hmm, interesting. We've never had this problem before. Could you please let me know what browser you're using and what version? Are you on a PC or a Mac?"
Dec 12, 2013
John Redmond replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"No, the page pops up with the globe, and an empty rectangular loading box underneath. There is no "Resolving location" on the page."
Dec 12, 2013
HB replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Does it hang at 'Resolving location'? If it does than you need to allow the browser/app to use your location. The calculator uses the location to draw data about the weather throughout the year, length of days, etc, all the location stuff…"
Dec 12, 2013
John Redmond replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"I am having a problem with the calculator loading. The screen just pauses and does nothing. Please advise..."
Dec 12, 2013
HB replied to HB's discussion A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts
"Thanks for taking a look at the app tedkidd. Unfortunately, no, not at this point. No exports are possible, just saving within the app, and for the calculations it uses the standards developed by the ACCA for the Manual J. But this could be…"
Dec 12, 2013
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A new home energy calculator, please share your thoughts

We've recently launched a home energy calculator to help home owners and professionals alike estimate the heat energy gain and loss of homes and large-scale structures. We really tried our best to put a good product out there and we would love to hear your opinions about it.We figured Home Energy Pros is the best place to find out if our product is any good, so please view this post as us trying to get some insight into what we can do better, where we did alright and where we failed, etc. You…See More
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