"I would agree with Pat
There are plenty of certifications in several disciplines that would be nice to have, but we are in the Mid-Atlantic where all this stuff is prevalent and we see no marketing advantage to having any of them.
"If all you're looking at is the marketability of the certification, and if it can increase your business, than I would agree with Pat somewhat. However, I would suggest that if you're actually doing weatherization and residential energy…"
"If you like to be able to differentiate yourself as a pro, BPI certification CAN be an asset. However, it brings several demands of your time or time from someone you are paying. That is expensive enough to, in most cases, result in increased cost…"
Hey all, business is a little slow for me these days and I've been considering going through a BPI certification program. I'm in Washington state and have a small weatherization and residential energy services company. So far the utilities in my area don't require it to work on their programs. They also haven't designed any programs around the certification. Does anyone out there have an opinion on the certification and it's marketability they'd like to offer up? Thanks, AndrewSee More
"To determine heating capacity required for existing building one may simply extrapolate design load by graphing metered use to outdoor temperature for a series (preferably a minimum of 12) of billing periods. See HeatingHelp dot com >…"
"Part of me wants to side with Phil because he's my friend. Part of me wants to side with Phil because the idea there is a correct load is absurd.
Worst case load is incredibly dependent upon both things most HVAC guys don't…"
"I am partial to the Elite software line. I use their CHVAC for my commercial and institutional work but have not used their RHVAC residential/Manual J based product. The interface takes getting used to, not as "clean" as the types that…"
"I've specified quite a few of the mini split systems, and for the load calcualtions I use both Right-Suite Universal (by Wrightsoft) and Energy Pro (by Energysoft), and both work very well in coming up with accurate loads and designs. Energy…"
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