Residential Load Calculations Spreadsheet – Part Two





In the previous topic; Residential Load Calculations Spreadsheet – Part one, I explain the steps # 1 &2 and today, I will continue explaining the remaining steps as follows:



Step 3- info: Equipment set-up worksheet (see fig.1)



fig (1) : Equipment set-up worksheet


Original loads were used from the average appliance loads for the GE appliance guide. Now you can customize HVAC and appliance loads by means of an equipment set-up sheet with fixed and new entry cells as follows:
Blue cells are fixed loads and the first value is default.
Yellow cells to insert your own personal entries, enter numerals only and don’t type VA.





Step 3: Article 220.53 
(see fig.2) 



fig (2): Step 3


Appliance load – dwelling unit(s). it shall be permissible to apply a demand factor of 75 percent of 75 percent to the nameplate rating of four or more appliances fastened in place, other than electric ranges, clothes dryers, space heating or air-conditioning equipment, that are served by the same feeder in a one family, two family, or multifamily dwelling.

1- Insert the load of fixed appliances from the drop down boxes (see equipment set-up worksheet for adding your own loads)

Appliance
Notes
Water heater

Refrigerator

Freezer

Dishwasher

Disposal

R/ hood

Microwave

MICROWAVE
(use the capital letter name in case of microwave load is 120 V connected by checking the box)
Mini Refrigerator

Wine cir
(if the load is 120 V connected, check the box) (Use this space for other appliances or equipment not listed in steps 4 and 5. Enter a short name and loads on equipment setup sheet)

Instant hot
(if the load is 120 V connected, check the box) (Use this space for other appliances or equipment not listed in steps 4 and 5. Enter a short name and loads on equipment setup sheet)

Ironing center
(enter the number of circuits to built-in ironing centers)

Jacuzzi tub
(check the box to the left if motor is neutral connected ad it shall be included in the demand calculation)

Sprinkler pump
(check the box to the left if motor is neutral connected ad it shall be included in the demand calculation)

Well pump
(check the box to the left if motor is neutral connected ad it shall be included in the demand calculation)

Fountain pump
(or enter the name for other motor load) (demand factor for 4 or more appliances will not be applied)

Elevator
(or enter the name for other motor load) (demand factor for 4 or more appliances will not be applied)

Pool equipment panel
(enter pool equipment or equipment connected to this panel below and the total will be inserted in the cell to the right) (demand factor for 4 or more appliances will not be applied) (100% demand)

Gates
(if the load is 120 V connected, check the box to the left, and Check the box to the right and this load will be computed with the appliance demand factor) (Enter the volt amps for this load, and enter the name of the load for other appliances for equipment not listed in steps 4 and 5.) (No demand)

Other loads
(if the load is 120 V connected, check the box to the left, and Check the box to the right and this load will be computed with the appliance demand factor) (Enter the volt amps for this load, and enter the name of the load for other appliances for equipment not listed in steps 4 and 5.) (No demand)

2- Insert the total number of the following fixed appliances in the yellow cells (except Gates and other loads )
3- Outputs:
a- Total appliance load: this is the total sum of appliances before applying demand factor)
b- Total appliance demand load: 4 or more demand @ 75% plus 100% demand loads (in article 220.53)




Step 3 - pool: Pool equipment panel (3-Wire or 2- wire, single phase service)
(see fig.3) 


 

fig (3):  Pool equipment panel 


Locally the AHJ were requesting the pool equipment loads be shown with pool heat pumps calculated @ 125% as continuous loads (3 hour or more).

1- Select by drop down boxes the size of motors based on horse power
2- Check the box to the right of the motor if neutral connected to change from 240V to 120V so that the phase and neutral loads will be included in the calculation

note(1) : Only the largest motor @125 % regardless to the column and other motors @100%

note (2): Automatically a pool pump selected from the continuous drop down box the VA is multiplied by 125%. If you then select a 3.5 or 5 ton heat pump, the heat pump becomes the largest motor and the continuous motor value changes to 100%.

note (3): SPA and pool heater in this panel shall be calculated @125% as a continuous load.

3- Select by drop down box the pool lighting load based on standard transformer sizes or group of multiple transformers.

4- Select SPA blower by motor horse power and check box for voltage
note (4): Do not enter loads in step #3 that you are entering here in this panel, this loads will be totaled and shown in the field “ Pool Equipment Panel”.

5- Two spaces are provided for other loads like a sprinkler pump, grill, landscape lighting, etc., enter a short description, the volt-amperes of each and select the voltage.

6- Check the box to change the pool feeder from Cooper to aluminum.
 


i will continue explaining this spreadsheet as Part Three in the next topic. please keep following.


To down load Residential load calculations spreadsheet, please press on the link then choose save as. 



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