SMACNA's HVAC Systems-Understanding the Basics is a comprehensive non-technical manual written to provide an overview of HVAC Systems used in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. The manual addresses:
- HVAC System Basics,
- Central Heating and Central Cooling Equipment,
- Hydronic and Air Distribution Systems,
- Central HVAC Systems, and
- the components that comprise these systems.
The 2016 update addresses Humidifiers, Mini-Split Systems, Geothermal Systems, Hydronic Radiant Cooling, and Other New Technology and Equipment. With added chapter questions and answers, this manual can be used for self-study, group training, or reference.
The 2018 revision added video learning modules throughout the document to enable users to click a link and view a video on specific topics.