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Heat Loss calculator

chris87
chris87 Member Posts: 9
Does anybody have a good link/program for a good heat loss calculator to size a heating system? Thanks

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  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    Only complaint I have with the Slant/Fin program is that you cannot give the windows a cardinal direction. You posted this in the steam section. Are you replacing a steam boiler? If so, a heat loss is not necessary. You'll need to measue radiators to get the correct boiler size.
  • chris87
    chris87 Member Posts: 9
    Opps didn't mean to post this in steam, no its natural gas hydronics. Thanks for the calculator much appreciated
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    If you need help, I've been known to do heat load calculations for people.
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    I'm curious. Are most guys recommending Slant-Fin's calculator because it's readily available for anyone to use? And free?
    Steve Minnich
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356

    I'm curious. Are most guys recommending Slant-Fin's calculator because it's readily available for anyone to use? And free?

    That, plus the fact that it's potentially comprehensible for a homeowner.
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    Gotcha. Makes sense.
    Steve Minnich
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,473

    I'm curious. Are most guys recommending Slant-Fin's calculator because it's readily available for anyone to use? And free?

    What do you recommend?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,335
    It's free, it works, it's accurate. Works for me