I am a computer science student engaged in project pertaining to HVAC systems. I have little understanding of these systems but am reading extensively, trying to learn.
I am required to create an application to estimate the size of a commercial HVAC compontent. This means calculating heat/cooling load. I am aware the manual N procedure for commercial calculations, but I am no engineer and am having a little difficultly making sense of it, and cannot afford to buy books on it.
However since I only need an estimation, I am looking for a rule-of-thumb calculation for commercial spaces, could anyone possibly provide me with something like this, or link me to a resource?
I have come accross articles explaining various methods, but they are uncited... http://www.openxtra.co.uk/articles/c...ting-heat-load
How accurate are these methods, and where are their numbers coming from?
I hope this question is not HVAC sacrilege, but any help in this regard would be extremely appreciated I am in Dublin, Ireland if climate is relevant.