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Old 04-27-2012, 07:27 AM  
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Default Manual J Question - Number of occupants, multiple floors

I'm doing a Manual J calculation (using version 7) for a two-story, with a finished basement, house.

For the number of occupants (for sensible and latent heat gain), the example in the Manual J book specifies using one more person than the number of bedrooms in the house.

But, my question is: if I'm doing a floor-by-floor (room by room) calculation, where do I put the occupants? Do I just put them in the dining room/living room on the first floor, then ignore them as occupants when doing the calculations for the bedrooms?


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Old 07-03-2012, 05:01 AM  
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Is the Heat loss for this house at least in the neighborhood of legitimate? It isn't calculating for duct losses, HRV, or anything, but is this reasonable?..
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