Manual J Question - Number of occupants, multiple floors

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  1. Apr 27, 2012 #1

    toddmanqa

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    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?

    Thanks,
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  2. Jul 3, 2012 #2

    moshei

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    Hello,

    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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