Introduction to HVAC Systems (Dual), 3.5 PDHs (AIA), (GBCI)


The course describes the basic vapor compression refrigeration cycle, and its components, and how it factors into the basic cooling portion of the typical heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. You will learn what various systems comprise centralized, decentralized and in-room terminal systems, how air handlers condition the air supplied to conditioned spaces and how the conditioning equipment delivers heating and cooling to the systems they serve. Lastly, a typical system selection matrix will be explained, and the learner will see how it can be used to evaluate various systems for consideration in various building types while considering owner and space requirements. (Dual), 3.5 PDHs. AIA approved.

Training Level: Essentials Level I
Type: Individual Course

Non-Member Price: $60.00
Member Price: $45.00

Details

The course describes the basic vapor compression refrigeration cycle, and its components, and how it factors into the basic cooling portion of the typical heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. You will learn what various systems comprise centralized, decentralized and in-room terminal systems, how air handlers condition the air supplied to conditioned spaces and how the conditioning equipment delivers heating and cooling to the systems they serve. Lastly, a typical system selection matrix will be explained, and the learner will see how it can be used to evaluate various systems for consideration in various building types while considering owner and space requirements. (Dual), 3.5 PDHs.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a basic air-conditioning system including refrigeration systems, boilers, air handlers, and both air and water distribution systems
  • Identify the function of the components of a basic air-conditioning system
  • Understand the three major system categories, explain their differences, and understand the make-up of  the various system types that make up each
  • Identify the main HVAC system types and how they function
  • Describe the main factors to be considered in a matrix selection process
This course is approved by AIA and GBCI. It can be subscribed to independently, as a part of the Fundamentals: HVAC Systems Course Package, or Fundamentals eLibrary.