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HVAC software is designed to help engineers and contractors calculate and analyze a variety of factors that need to be considered when installing or maintaining a Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning system in a commercial or residential building.
HVAC software is typically used in applications such as HVAC load calculation, measuring energy needs for a building, figuring out duct and pipe sizing and plumbing and lighting design. Other applications for HVAC software include current calculations, voltage drops, fuse and breaker coordination and more.
Until fairly recently, someone looking to evaluate HVAC software had very little options but to test it at a trade show or to purchase the product outright. But the growing ubiquity of the Internet has driven phenomenal changes in the way in which HVAC software is being introduced, evaluated and tested.
HVAC software developers both big and small are using the Internet to distribute their products and put it in front of people that they might never have been able to reach otherwise. Increasingly many of these developers are making their HVAC software available for free for potential customers to try and later buy it if they like it. The arrangement is especially effective for smaller vendors of HVAC software because it gives them a way to get customers to try their products and compare it with those from other larger companies. Often, many of these companies are using the Internet to distribute free upgrades, security updates and beta versions out to customers.
In addition to software vendors, many vendors of HVAC equipment also are making different kinds of software available for free download including software for equipment installation, equipment monitoring and inventory management.
There are numerous examples of HVAC software that is available for free for testing and evaluation purposes. Baltik Engineering\ís ComfortAir HVAC Software 4 for calculating and analyzing heating and air conditioning hourly loads is available for free for evaluation purposes at CNET\ís www.hotfiles.com. Another example is Multieducator\ís HVAC Formulator 1.2 that contains nearly 200 formulas for HVAC Professionals. That product is also available for free download on a try and by basis from CNET.
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