Cooling / Seer Report Tutorial

How to use the TPD™ COOLING/SEER REPORT

Once you have selected SEER on the Report Header TPD™ will pull up the Report Form. (Note: TPD™ only displays the needed information for the report requested)

If you have already completed the Client, System Information, and System portions of the report you should proceed to the READINGS section.

Cooling / Seer Report Tutorial
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Enter the requested information on the READINGS side of the report. (Note: CFM Override and Static Pressure may be left blank at this time)  All WB readings should be to the nearest tenth (56.8) of a degree)

Once all readings have been entered click on the “Calculate Results” button.

TPD™ completes the technician report for an initial evaluation. If the technician would like to re-take and revise any readings they may do so as many times as necessary and re-click the Calculate Results button to updated the report.

The client report is produced by clicking on the Save Report button on the bottom of the page.

(Note: Report information may not be altered after the Save Report button has been selected)

Completing a TPD™ cooling/SEER performance report is just that easy.

TPD™ displays an understandable snapshot of system performance for the technician to review prior to printing.

The only outstanding assumption is CFM. However, since BTU production is a balance of factors (refrigerant charge, refrigerant flow rate, heat transfer and CFM) the only way a system can be performing poorly and produce a good report is if two or more factors are perfectly unbalanced. This “perfect storm” scenario is possible but extremely unlikely.

How to use the CFM OVERRIDE field:

Since TPD™ calculates BTUs bases on an assumed air flow, if the BTUs produced exceed 100% it is a clear indication of excessive air flow. By entering an alternate air flow number in the CFM Override field, the approximate actual CFM can be determined. Simply select a CFM that brings system BTUs to 93% of rated capacity and click the “Calculate Results” button to updated the report. TPD™ will re-calculate the BTUs based on the new CFM.

TPD™ selected this approach for two reasons:
First: It brings a special type of alert that causes the technician to “think twice” about the potential problem.

Second: It relieves the technician of long technical explanations about why a system is not really running at 110% of capacity. Or explaining why a system operating at 110% of capacity is a “bad thing.” And it presents the client with a more realistic and less interpretive report.