Attending a week long class where veteran trainer Rick Chitwood is moderator has been entertaining and joyful. In the class which is inside a house that is being retrofit completely we are now designing and installing a super efficient HVAC system.
This is all new ducts, all new registers, all new ... well everything. The house had a package gas heat AC system on it to begin with. Now we are installing a split heat pump. The old system was a 3 ton. This new one is about 1.4 tons because we are setting it to run on low stage only and never second stage. The airflow for the ducts is designed for low stage only.
The house used to have about 9 supply grilles and now we have about 5 supply grilles. It is so much easier to install half the grilles and half the ducts as compared to the older system. I have some good footage that I will incorporate into some video training eventually.
There is another one of these classes being done next week. I will be documenting the next class even more. That house coming up will have only three supply registers for the entire house. The house next week I will be video documenting for the Super Efficent HVAC series.
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