Electric Heat Report Tutorial

Total Performance Diagnostics ELECTRIC HEAT Report

Electric Heat Report Tutorial
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When you Log on to your Total Performance Diagnostic Account, Total Performance displays the diagnostic Report Header.

If you do not intend to use Total Performance Diagnostics’ CLIENT REPORT feature, the CLIENT, SYSTEM INFORMATION, and SYSTEM portions of the header do not need to be completed.

In the REPORT section of the header click on the ELECTRIC HEAT box.

Total Performance Diagnostic presents the technicians ELECTRIC HEAT WORKSHEET.

The READINGS side of the worksheet is completed by the data collected from the ELECTRIC HEAT system into the data boxes located next to the designated reading.

Total Performance Diagnostics utilizes Nominal Tons in its ELECTRIC HEAT calculations because it is often the EASIEST way to estimate if a system has the right amount of heating capacity.

For example: Heat pump systems even in warmer climates require a minimum of 5Kw of electric heat per cooling ton in order to avoid “cold blow” during defrost.

In Colder climates however the Heating to Cooling BTU ratio will be greater than 1 to 1 so Total Performance Diagnostic allows this ratio to be customized for any climate condition using the PREFERENCE MODIFICATION MENU.

When electric heat is used without any air conditioning, the number of 5Kw heat strips or total KW divided by 5 should be entered in the Nom. Tons space.

An additional benefit of using the Nominal Tons data is the ability to calculate and compare COOLING CFM.

The first set of air temperature readings is used to calculate heating performance and should be taken with the system calling for heat and the fan set to the auto position.

The second set of air temperature readings is used to calculate Cooling CFM.

The technician must first verify that the Fan On fan speed and Cooling Fan speed are the same.

Then set the thermostat fan selection to the FAN ON setting and take the second set of air temperature readings.

Click on the CALCULATE RESULTS button to calculate and display the results.

The RESULTS are displayed using four columns

The first column lists the performance items being measured.

The LOW and HIGH columns display the minimum and maximum acceptable operating ranges.

These ranges can be easily modified using Total Performance Diagnostics’ PREFERENCE MODIFICATION menu.

The ACTUAL column displays the calculated performance results for each item.

Your clients will love the clarity and level of detail included in the CLIENT REPORT.