YO! What the hell are you doing coming in here and calling one of the true
RESIDENTIAL pros in here a hack and putting down his correct answer for a
residential homeowner. If you would like to degrade Steve or myself neither
one of us hide our e-mail behind some fake email. "worthless typical
contractor answer" what an inflammatory remark. ACCA manual J is an
internatrionally accepted form of heat load calculation for RESIDENTIAL load
calculations. NO we are not graduated engineers, those are the guys that
screw everything up and we have to fix it. COMMERCIAL is a different
animal, and a much more profitable one at that. Most of us in here are just
lowly pond scum RESIDENTIAL contractors, but we do it right. We can send
anyone pictures of our work and testimonials from the customers we provide
indoor comfort to. Now I realize we are not up to your level of expertise,
but do not come here and belittle one of the few contractors in here that is
a respectable, do it right, kinda guy. I personally perform a load calc on
every install, which is designed for max and min temps, not some rule of
thumb hack guestimation, I LOVE FOLLOWING THOSE GUESSTIMATES.
You say yourself that you could care less to perform a calc on some lowly
homeowner with a $300 gas bill to save them 10% on their gas bill, but in
t6he next paragragh belittle someone who does that. We do not do that.
Some fill out a manual form, some use elite, or wrightsoft (which is what I
use); and you know what we do care enough about that homeowner who has a
$300 gas bill and would like to save a little money, and you know what if
the system is designed properly it will probably run all of the time on
design days to maintain 75deg and 50% rh, so you are full of shit.
Stick to what your expertise, and before you call someone a hack, get to
know them personally, how they perform their work, and what they do to make
Before you say something about the rare instances of design conditions, we
install 2 stage heat and cool for about 70% of our customers.
You # of cycles per hour is greatly influenced by the type of sytem you
have, other factors of your home, and outdoor conditions.
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