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Wrightsoft Corporation: Leading the market with its HVAC design and sales tool for both residential and commercial applications

thesiliconreview-billwright-president-wrightsoft-corporation-17Wrightsoft is a software development firm for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) community. Established in 1985, Wrightsoft has served residential, commercial, and educational markets by providing HVAC design, specification, and sales software. Our mission is to increase the business success of HVAC contractors, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers through computer automation of System Design, Sales, Ordering and Commissioning. Wrightsoft is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Wrightsoft prides itself on continuous investment in research and development, so that its customers will have the most technically advanced and easy to use software on the market. Wrightsoft has shipped over 10,000 copies of its programs and has a customer base that stretches throughout the U.S., and into Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. The continued success of Wrightsoft in annual design and innovation awards illustrates their commitment to the HVAC industry and the contractors that help it thrive.

A History of Innovation

In 1986, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) released their Manual J residential load calculation method in the traditional paper booklet format. In that same year, they also tried something different, an entirely new approach to calculating residential loads - a computer software version of the Manual J method, called Right-J®. Right-J broke new ground in calculating residential loads by dramatically shortening the design time, and soon became the industry standard. ACCA's partner in this venture was Wrightsoft Corporation (formerly Wright Associates), the developers of the Right-J program. The partnership between these organizations has continued to grow and has resulted in a complete family of HVAC system design software.

The partnership between ACCA and Wrightsoft began in 1985, when ACCA selected Bill Wright to develop computer versions of their manual methods. In the mid-80's, electrical engineer Bill Wright was an energy conservation consultant to major corporations and was also conducting a graduate HVAC seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Meeting with HVAC contractors regularly, Bill realized the need for software that could easily be integrated into the daily operations of HVAC designers. With ACCA in mind, Bill designed his residential load program, Right-J, to exactly replicate the industry standard, Manual J.

In 1986, Right-J was only available in DOS format. Since then, the software has become a user-friendly Windows program. After the success of Right-J, Wrightsoft expanded its production to include a complete line of ACCA-approved software. Right-Suite® Residential and Right-Suite® Commercial were full suites of customizable combinations of modules tailored to the residential or commercial markets. Right-Suite Residential modules included Right-D® for duct design, Right-HV™ Duct for high-velocity duct layouts, Right-2Line™ Duct for CAD-quality ducts, Right-Radiant™ for detailed radiant heating designs, and Right-Loop™ for geothermal loop designs, among others. Right-Draw® integrates all of these modules onto a single, graphical data entry tool that helps the contractor view their loads and designs. The most recent introduction to the modules, Right-Sales®, provides contractors with all of the tools they need to provide professional, in-home sales.

Simple, Powerful HVAC Design and Sales Software

Wrightsoft solutions are amazingly robust, easy-to-use and expandable to meet your exact needs. Its Right-Suite® Universal is the only fully integrated residential and commercial software solution that is designed to save you time. Our solution eliminates mouse clicks and automatically updates all areas of the program instantly. With our advanced easy-to-use technology, RSU is expandable to meet your exact business needs. Whether you are doing residential or commercial duct, hydronic, radiant or geothermal loop system design, Wrightsoft's Right-Suite Universal can help you to properly calculate your loads, accurately design and size your system, produce parts takeoff lists and proposals according to your parts and pricing, and prepare professional documentation and reports—all in one program, at the click of a button.

Why is it different?

Right-Suite® Universal was designed with you in mind. As a modular program, this software is completely customizable, giving you the freedom to purchase only the features and functionalities you need, and nothing you don't. Right-Suite® Universal is also the only combined residential and commercial HVAC software solution for completing every project start to finish, featuring everything from load calculations to duct design (ACCA, ASHRAE and HRAI load and duct calculation modules available, sold separately) to a final proposal, ready to be printed and sent to your customers. This all-in-one solution may seem like a lot to handle, but with built-in video assistance and exclusive Hotlink Technology updating all your modules in real-time, no project is too big or too small. 

Mobile Solutions

  • Right-J® Mobile

Smart contractors know Manual J load calculations win business. Right-J® Mobile revolutionizes load calculations with an easy to use program with short learning curve. Right-J Mobile is the only mobile solution to perform Manual J load calculations. Right-J® Mobile is the perfect tool for performing ACCA load calculations in the home.

  • Right-Mobile ConsultantTM

Let's face it; today's consumers need fast, accurate answers. In Right-Mobile Consultant™, we removed the complexity from in-home selling, saving you time and money on every call. With no software to install, contractors can perform an instant ACCA Approved Manual J load calculation with Google Maps remotely from any tablet, laptop or desktop with a web browser. 

Designed with an easy to learn user interface, even the most computer novice can use the program to its fullest potential and give the customers what they want: speed and accuracy. Right-Mobile Consultant™ streamlines your sales process from start to finish using proven techniques designed to increase dealer sales; from the fast, instant load through to the tailored proposal generated on the spot. 

Bill Wright, President of Wrightsoft Corporation

“Wrightsoft Corporation delivers a powerful line of easy-to-use residential and commercial HVAC Design and Sales solutions that are designed to increase your productivity, improve the quality of your designs, separate you from the competition, and increase your revenue with improved design and sales effectiveness.”