Home Energy Saver Default Values
All inputs in the HES tool have an initial default value, which can be
either static (i.e. the same for all houses), or dependent (either read
in from a
database or calculated based on the value of other inputs). Since all
inputs have default values users are able to choose whether or not to
answer each question and ensures that no information that would hinder a
successful energy use calculation is missing. The default values are
based on U. S. DOE's Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) micro
data. Because the coverage of RECS changes from survey to survey data
from more than one survey year are used.
values are summarized in the tables below.