In the DIY method, the estimated heating and cooling loads compared with their respective maximum allowable loads are shown by the gauges at the bottom of the screen. To pass Thermal comfort, the estimated heating and cooling loads MUST be lower than the maximum allowable loads. This is shown by the indicator being in the orange sector of the heating gauge, and the indicator being in the blue sector of the cooling gauge:
If your project does not pass Thermal comfort, the indicator in the heating or cooling gauge (or both) will be in the red sector:
The feedback columns in the Windows and Skylights tabs will provide you with additional information if your project does not pass Thermal comfort. The feedback column uses red bars to indicate the contribution of each element to the heating or cooling load, relative to the window or skylight with the most effect. The longer the bar next to a given window or skylight, the greater the contribution of that window or skylight to the estimated heating or cooling load.
Feedback bars to the windows if the estimated heating load of the project exceeds the maximum allowable load, and the estimated cooling load is lower than the maximum allowable load.
Feedback bars to the windows if both the estimated heating and cooling loads of the project exceed their maximum allowable loads.
A useful strategy to improve the glazing design is to change those windows or skylights with the greatest contribution first, that is, those with the longest feedback indicator bars.