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Mastering Heat Gains in HVAC Load Calculations: Quick Insights

Sept. 29, 2023

Learn more about heat gains in your home with this quick video covering the essentials.

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There are many aspects to understanding a heat gain in a home. In this quick video Chris Morin goes over what attributes of the environment and building have the greatest impact on your overall heat gain calculation.

In particular, these elements include:

  • Windows & Glass Doors: the exposure direction, number of lights and type of internal shades
  • Skylights: The tilt angle, exposure direction and number of lights
  • Vertical glass: The overhang that alters how the sun may stream into the home
  • Vertical glass - Whether there is a projected construction or insect screen

Interested in more videos like this? Check out short clips from Chris Morin:

  1. Optimizing HVAC Efficiency: Evaluating Windows for Heat Gain and Loss
  2. Ductwork and Duct Leakage: Evaluating It's Impact
  3. Dive into the details of factors that drive Heat Loss Calculations: U-Values and BTUs.
  4. Discover how to evaluate home infiltration, otherwise known as air exchange, using both a blower door and inspection.
  5. How to Measure Infiltration in Residential Buildings