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|MarketManager » Modeling HVAC Systems|
The Outside Air that MarketManager uses in its hourly energy calculations is the greater of:
- the Outside Air % as determined by the Outside Air Schedule, the Economizer and the Min Outside Air Field in the System | Outs Air Data Form, and
- Exhaust Air
From a conservation of mass standpoint, by increasing Exhaust Air, you are reducing Return Air, and thus increasing Outside Air%.
As you cut down on Exhaust CFM, you are cutting down on Outside Air as well, which reduces the heating energy required to heat the Outside Air, which could lead to a reduction in Unmet Heating Hours.
Two additional issues arise:
- The Exhaust Fan CFM from a Zone is the sum of the Exhaust Fan CFM and Equipment Exhaust flows if any.
- Why are there Unmet Hours in the first place? Unmet Hours can occur for a number of reasons, for example because MarketManagers Design Calculations do not take into account Exhaust Air flows, while the Simulation does.
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