ACCA approved Wrightsoft programs include Right-J for residential heat gain and heat loss calculations, Right-D for residential duct sizing and Right-N for light commercial loads. WrightSoft also bundles their various design modules into Right-Suite. Bill Wright and his team are continuously adding new easy-to-use features.
While the software does eventually pay for itself, there is a lot to it and it does take time and commitment to produce accurate high-quality designs. In addition, it is critical that the designer understands Manual J, S, D & T theory or they will not recognize when they produce results that are inaccurate.
The software produces reports that are easy for permit offices to review. We at Savoy Engineering Group recognize the need for good quality HVAC designs performed by qualified designers. That is why we only offer Manual J, S & D design services – we don’t also offer 15 other services which would dilute the quality of our HVAC designs.
Our clients, who range from builder & contractors to architects & LEED certifiers, want to know they are receiving quality, accurate designs. If the installed system doesn’t perform properly they will get lots of callbacks, they look bad and the negative result could cost the client future business. We never receive complaints after installation from our clients and many of our clients have used us for hundreds of projects since 2005 when we first started Savoy Engineering Group
With an accurate ACCA Manual J & D, you avoid oversizing or undersizing your HVAC equipment and the duct work is sized correctly. Isn’t this much better than “rule of thumb” or nothing at all?
Imagine your contractor having to come back in and tear open your walls and ceiling to correct improperly sized duct work… This is a major error and the homeowner and general contractor will most likely never use your company again and the negative word of mouth review will impact your business for years to come.
The designer should even be able to coach the uninitiated on how to effectively use WrightSoft programs to help manage their business, even working with contractors one-on-one, if necessary. The usefulness of a designer certified to work with WrightSoft programs is boundless. And the builders contractors and architects that they work with are fortunate to have them in their midst.
Using ACCA compliant HVAC design software ensures the load calculations are accurate and provides the required supporting documentation to present to your building inspector. Many cities and municipalities now require correct Manual J calculations and a detailed Manual D duct design showing the duct layout for the home.
Remember the most important tool for calculating heating and cooling loads is THE QUALIFIED HVAC DESIGNER. Ensure your provider has a good foundation in Manual J & Manual D theory and use an ACCA compliant software program, so YOUR new heating and cooling equipment will perform as desired. No GoldiLocks home but a home that is Just Right!