So you need a Comcheck, Rescheck, Manual J, Manual S or Manual D and you would not like to pay for it. The Reschexpert blog and Rescheck podcast listened. Todays post is on ways to create free energy report for your new construction, addition, or home alteration.
- Free Rescheck: The easiest way to create your Free Rescheck is to visit the Depart of Energy’s website and use the free software tools available there to create your Rescheck. Your choices are Rescheck Web or Rescheck Desktop. The differences are that Rescheck Desktop is based on your home computer or laptop and the Rescheck Web runs in the cloud. If you have an Ok internet connection go ahead and use Rescheck Web. It is user friendly, constantly updated, and contains the IECC 2018 code suite that Rescheck Desktop has never been updated with.
Total Time Outlay for first Rescheck output: 10-12 hours
2. Free ACCA Manual J Heat Loss: The best kept secret in the Manual J Heat Loss industry is the ACCA manual J speedsheet. You can watch a video with ACCA Technical Services Manager, Donald Prather, who guides you through the spreedsheet. At the end the easy to use spreadsheet generates your heat loss calcs for your home. Pretty simple and very awesome of the ACCA to provide such a tool for others to use and build more efficient homes.
Total time outlay for first Manual J output: 12-18 hours
3. FREE ACCA Manual S Equipment sizing: When it comes HVAC equipment sizing you should travel to the source of Manual S Residential Equipment selection, the ACCA. They offer an easy to use spreadsheet to create your Manual S. The only caviat with this report is there is no ACCA video linked direct to learn how to use it.
Total time outlay for first Manual S output: 12-18 hours
4. FREE ACCA Manual D Equipment sizing: Do you want to create a do it yourself Manual D? There is only one location that I know of that you can download a free speedsheet from the ACCA, watch a video tutuorial, and attempt your own Manual D Duct Sizing. Basically you can click the link below and enter the data you know about your how while following along with the video.
Total Time outlay for first Manual D output: 18-24 hours
5. FREE Comcheck Commercial Energy Audit Sizing: The easiest way to create your Free Comcheck is to visit the Depart of Energy’s website and use the free software tools available there to create your Comcheck. Your choices are Comcheck Web or Comcheck Desktop. The differences are that Comcheck Desktop is based on your home computer or laptop and the Comcheck Web runs in the cloud. If you have an Ok internet connection go ahead and use Comcheck Web. It is user friendly, constantly updated, and contains the IECC 2018 code suite that Comcheck Desktop has never been updated with.
Total Time outlay for first Comcheck output: 12-18 hours.
This is your list of the top 5 ways to create your home energy audit free of charge. Homeowners, homebuilder, architects, engineers, and DIY Home Energy Auditors all have an interest in seeing the behind the scenes calculations that make up todays home energy audits from the Department of Energy and the ACCA. We encourage you to download and take each software for a test drive.
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