RED Calc Pro & Free Comparison

The Future of RED Calc Free

Now that we have launched our new website and RED Calc Pro, we want you to know that we will continue to fully support RED Calc Free. However, we will pull the plug on the old www.ResidentialEnergyDynamics.com website on November 3, 2019. So please start using the new website, www.redcalc.com. All the RED Calc Free tools are on the new website and ready to use. 
 

The Free tools on the new website are NOT mobile-friendly, but the rest of the website is. We are hoping to make the Free tools mobile friendly within six months.

 

Comparison of Free and Pro Tools

Now that both RED Calc Free and RED Calc Pro are available, a comparison of the two is important.  Of course, Pro has many more features than Free, but we want to point out a few of them here. A good overview of the feature differences is in the table at the top of this blog. You will see that some of the features are similar, for example, context-sensitive help and math on-the-fly. Both of these great features have been updated for the Pro version.

Now that both RED Calc Free and RED Calc Pro are available, a comparison of the two is important.  Of course, Pro has many more features than Free, but we want to point out a few of them here. A good overview of the feature differences is in the table at the bottom of this newsletter. You will see that some of the features are similar, for example, context-sensitive help and math on-the-fly. Both of these great features have been updated for the Pro version.

  • Mobile friendly. This means the web app adjusts to the size of your screen automatically. Notice the smartphone rendition of the Pro ASHRAE 62.2-2016 tool below. If you tilt your smartphone to landscape view, the tool will adjust to the wider screen.
  • Fully functional offline mode. This feature is great if you are working in an area where you don’t have an internet connection; where we live in Maine, this happens pretty often. The small RED Cloud icon on the Pro screen (always showing) indicates whether you are connected or not. When your device is back online, all your offline data is synced to the RED Cloud.
  • Folders for organizing your work. This great feature helps you organize your work: Do you need a folder for your work each week? Do you need a folder for all the RED tools you use on one job? You can also nest folders, such as “Job” folders within an “October” folder.
  • Custom folder and tool templates. Do you have a tool you use often, for example, the ASHRAE 62.2 tool for which you always use the same weather station? You can save a 62.2 tool with your common inputs as a template to reuse anytime. This saves a lot of time!
  • Customizable reports you can save and print as PDFs. Notice the custom sample header and footer in the Zone Pressure Diagnostics report below. You are also able to save a default header that will appear on all your reports.
In order to get a detailed idea of the all the advantages of RED Calc Pro over RED Calc Free, read the RED Calc Pro Manual. This Manual is loaded with screenshots and clear explanations of what our new web app can do for you.
 
Start your subscription today with a two-week free trial period; you have nothing to lose and tons to gain!
Rick Karg

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