Many states throughout the US have reached or exceeded the Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) energy saving goals! These savings have resulted in lowering utility bills and reducing the drain on the utility grids. These savings will keep on giving for years to come.
Contractors and builders are walking into permit offices and being told they have to size their heating and cooling equipment and their duct work according to something called ACCA Manual J and Manual D. Okay, what the heck is that and how do you get them done, never mind done accurately???
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.
Constructing homes that can be referred to as “green” are homes that, besides being better for the environment, can also distinguish themselves as more comfortable, durable, deliver lower utility costs and reduce risk of indoor air problems. An “Air Conditioning Contractors of America” or ACCA Manual J Residential Load Calculation should be used in every … Continue Reading »
Everyone wants a home that’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Nobody wants a house that’s cold in the winter and hot in the summer. This is why many people decide to have central heating and air conditioning systems installed in their homes. But while this is a common decision to make … Continue Reading »
Did you know the average household spends more than $2,500 a year on energy bills? Nearly half of these energy costs go to heating and cooling. Did you know the energy used in the average house is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as the average car?
Consider replacing it with newer, more efficient equipment. If you’ve taken the steps outlined in the previous blogs to improve efficiency and you continue to experience problems, or if your HVAC system is old (10 – 15 years) or not working, consider replacing your equipment with a high-efficiency unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR. … Continue Reading »
The whole world today is going green. What does this mean? Everyone is trying to figure out ways to conserve energy use. This means more efficient heating and cooling systems in both homes and commercial spaces, and for the people who build these systems, they have to get in gear as well. More efficiency means … Continue Reading »
Saving energy is the environmentally responsible thing to do. Ensuring that your home is as energy efficient as possible means that you are putting less of a load on our environment. There are a number of ways that you can make your home more energy efficient, and having the proper heating and cooling system is … Continue Reading »
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is the nation’s largest organization of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors. As such, they have compiled several different manuals to set an industry standard for how certain processes are run. Manual J, for example, sets standards for load calculations and how much power should be dedicated … Continue Reading »