Another week ahead with the master HVAC installer and trainer - Rick Chitwood.

This is no ordinary course room.* This is the house about to be retrofitted. We just got through the day of reasoning on the background as to why we install AC in this way. 

The students are about to install a properly sized by Manual J - 1 ton per 1000 sq ft system in scorching Las Vegas. The 1400 sq ft house will only have 3 supply ducts and registers - WOW.

We went over some of the calculations on the sizing today, and talked about hows and whys of delivering air properly.

This type of install is something that is easy really. It works. It saves energy. Customers like them and the comfort that they offer.

Next up:

The students are going to install the system now as part of the course activities! Stay tuned, as I hope to bring a little footage.

-------

*The course was sponsored by Nevada Energy Star Partners Green Alliance and the US Department of Energy - Build America Project. Many thanks to them for putting this all together.

----

To follow this UpSmart.Tv series and also get more information on Super Efficient HVAC systems please log in and connect to or enroll in the Super Efficient HVAC series.

 

Views: 94

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Sean Lintow Sr replied to Robert Cameron's discussion Air duct testing questions.
"#1 - outside "conditioned" space & really should not be allowed #2 - up to the AHJ if…"
1 hour ago
Susan E. Buchan posted a status
"EEBA's Conference in St. Louis last week was a great success! Presentations at http://www.eeba.org/conference/2014-presentations."
16 hours ago
Jan Green replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"It helps for companies to understand what the public wants and to educate them so that realtors are…"
16 hours ago
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion An example of what an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.
"Hi Bret and thans for the offer.   I sent you a friend request so I can send you a…"
16 hours ago
Kevin Jordan shared George Kopf's discussion on Facebook
16 hours ago
Kevin Jordan replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"so who funds the greening of the inventory? would this be company by company?"
16 hours ago
Don Fitchett commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"This is a great addition to the July edition. Our PLC training uses the three areas too, but more…"
16 hours ago
Bret Curry replied to Hal Skinner's discussion An example of what an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.
"Hal, Not sure if you serve the Little Rock market, or know of a company who does. If you know of…"
17 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service