Residential Energy Analysis:
Right-Energy® performs a detailed energy analysis for energy professionals, including energy use and fuel costs for heating and air conditioning equipment, water heating equipment, appliances, and lighting. The analysis uses stepped fuel rates, hourly heat loads, and hourly usage schedules to give the homeowner a clear understanding of what a more energy efficient system will do for them long term.
Define a case representing a set of conditions for energy analysis. Each case is saved in a library available to all Right-Suite® Universal projects. The case is also saved in each project in which it is used.
Define utility rates, thermostat setpoint schedules and usage schedules.
- Utility Rates - Rates can vary between 2 or 4 seasons or can be constant over the entire year. Each season can have multiple rate steps that you define. Fuel adjustments, taxes, etc. can also be defined in the Rate.
- Thermostat Setpoint Schedules - You may specify when the thermostat temperature is set back or up and to what temperature. There is one schedule for cooling and one for heating. The setpoints can be set every hour.
- Usage Schedules - You may specify usage patterns that can be applied to appliances and lighting. The usage can be set every hour.
Compare energy usage for up to four cases at once. Representing both low and high efficiency equipment will demonstrate the value of high-efficiency equipment in a customer’s home.
A well-constructed energy analysis allows the homeowner to view the actual savings of a more efficient (but more expensive) system. With a greater cost up front, customers want to know their return on investment won’t only be helping the planet, but also their wallets.