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Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Design

Trunk and branch duct system, part of good HVAC design

If you're building or remodeling a home, do you know how much thought is going into the design of your new HVAC system(s)? Do you know how much calculating is going into the HVAC design? Most homes don't get nearly enough of either.

If you want your heating, cooling, and ventilating system(s) to perform well, you need to start with good design. Here's why you want good HVAC design:

  • You'll get a new heating and cooling system that is sized properly. Most new air conditioners are oversized, which means they don't dehumidify as well and can break down sooner.
  • You'll get a distribution system that delivers the right amount of conditioned air to each room. Many contractors skimp on this part of the HVAC system.
  • Your home will be comfortable and efficient. We do detailed calculations to ensure it.

Why would you want to hire Energy Vanguard for your HVAC design?

  • We've got the training, experience, and know-how to do it right. Our team includes an engineer and a physicist.
  • We work with home builders, HVAC contractors, and Home Energy Raters regularly in the design of high-performance homes. We can even complete the HVAC design sections in checklists for programs like ENERGY STAR New Homes.
  • We include the V in HVAC - ventilation. If your new or remodeled home is as air-tight as energy codes now require, we'll make sure you get the proper amount and type of ventilation, according to ASHRAE Standard 62.2.
  • We follow the industry-standard protocols for HVAC design. See more about this below.

We use the protocols developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), of which we're a member, in our HVAC design jobs. Here is a brief description of each one:

  • Load Calculation - We'll figure out just how much heating & coolng your home needs.
  • Equipment Selection - We'll choose the right equipment for your home and your budget.
  • Distribution System Design - We'll design the distribution system for your forced-air heating & cooling system to ensure each room is comfortable.

To learn more about these, see our page on the ACCA design protocols.

If you're ready to get your house built or remodeled the right way and include complete HVAC design, fill out the form at top right.

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