SMACNA’s new manual “HVAC Systems: Understanding the Basics,” 2nd edition, 2016, is a non-technical overview of HVAC systems used in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. It covers system operation and components; and presents helpful diagrams and figures illustrating the systems.
Topics in the new manual include:
- HVAC system basics
- Central heating and central cooling equipment
- Hydronic and air distribution systems
- Central HVAC systems
- HVAC system controls and the components that comprise these systems
The 2016 update covers:
- Mini-split systems
- Geothermal systems
- Hydronic radiant cooling
- Other new technology and equipment
This unique resource is perfect for self-study, group training, or reference. Review questions at the end of each chapter make the guide more helpful as a learning tool and test the user’s understanding of the concepts discussed in each chapter.
Members may download SMACNA’s “HVAC Systems: Understanding the Basics
” free of charge. The discounted price of $95 is available to architectural and engineering firms and their employees (provided they are not in the contracting business, as well); educational institutions, government agencies, government departments, and code officials. Non-SMACNA members and non-discounted purchasers pay list price: $145.