New Webinar Scheduled: Understanding Air Conditioners

Understanding air conditioners and the refrigeration cycle

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Energy Vanguard has scheduled a new webinar on the fundamental principles of air conditioning. Titled Understanding Air Conditioners — The Refrigeration Cycle Demystified, it will cover:

  • Air conditioning history & terminology (briefly)
  • The refrigeration cycle
  • Cooling, dehumidification, and distribution of air

Intended for home energy pros and others who work with HVAC contractors, this webinar will help fill the language and knowledge gap for those without much background in HVAC.

Webinar details:

Date:  12 June 2013
Time:  2:00-3:00 pm EDT
CEUs:  Applied for BPI continuing education credits. Will confirm once approved.

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Hopefully you will go over the 2 most common issues with HVAC systems, oversizing and poor airflow :) These are the 2 major things missed by most HVAC contractors. 
 
Oversizing a system to make up for crappy ductwork/installation practices is far too common.

Bob: I may mention those topics, but the purpose of this webinar is mainly to help people understand the refrigeration cycle and the general principles of AC operation. Oversizing and distribution problems deserve their own webinars.

It's great that you give this seminar. As an onlooker let me suggest one topic: the opportunity to downsize AC upon replacement. With typical AC one can observe sub-100% duty cycles in hot summer days. Establishes proof that smaller AC will do the job. Typical oversize goes along with excess ESP, existing duct system will definitely have lower ESP with lower airflow (illustrates a big hazard of upsizing on same duct system too!). This will not address some problems but it will address some very common ones. FWIW, done in own house.

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