The Carrier Hourly Analysis Program

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A useful set of tools to help engineers, contractors, and designers build better, more efficient HVAC systems

The Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) is a powerful set of tools for designing systems, determining the size of system components, and modeling annual energy performance and energy costs. With it, professionals within the HVAC space such as consulting and facility engineers, design/building contractors, and HVAC contractors can get accurate data and improve the systems that they build and work on.

How does it work?

The Carrier Hourly Analysis Program combines two powerful tools into one package:
1) versatile features for designing HVAC systems for commercial buildings and 2) powerful analysis capabilities for comparing the energy consumption and the energy costs of design alternatives.

With this two-in-one package, users can save a significant amount of time. Furthermore, the input and results from the system design calculations can be used directly in energy modelling studies.


Useful Applications

The HAP can easily handle projects involving:

  • Small to large commercial buildings;
  • Buildings with systems including rooftops, VRF (variable refrigerant flow) central air handlers, WSHPs (Water Source Heat Pump), GSHPs (Ground Source Heat Pump systems), fan coils, chilled water and hot water plants, and more;
  • Facilities that use different types of constant volume and VAV (Variable Air Volume) system controls;
  • Small office buildings, retail stores, strip shopping centers, schools, churches, restaurants, large office buildings, hotels, malls, hospitals, factories, and multi-use buildings; and
  • New design, retrofit, or energy conservation work