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What is HVAC Design?

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Design – HVAC Design is both a science and an art requiring experience and training in the field of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Additionally, an appreciation for architectural design coupled with an understanding of occupant comfort and desired system control are inherently important in solving HVAC Design situations.

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HVAC Design contains elements of architectural appreciation. It is our job and responsibility to provide designs that mesh with or enhance what the architect is trying to convey in the building design which is usually what the client requested. We should never be guilty of adding elements to the building that detract from the functionality or visual appeal of the interior or exterior. We are most successful when our designs are completely hidden and out of sight from the average person or are intentionally integrated into the overall design.

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The “Art” of HVAC Design

The art of HVAC Design is accomplished through a complete understanding of the client’s needs, the building occupant’s temperaments, and knowing how different buildings react to changing climatic conditions and in different geographic locations. This art of HVAC Design comes with time, experience and a deep-seated desire to provide the best possible solution. The more projects a design engineer is engaged in, the quicker he or she will develop this sixth sense that allows for intuitive design decisions.

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If you are a recent graduate or are new to this field, you can help yourself immensely by studying other designs, getting input from a senior engineer who can act as your mentor and from visiting this and similar sites. Our intent here at www.engineeringdesignresources.com is to provide the design engineer with the right tools to be successful in HVAC Design and their career.

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The “Science” of HVAC Design

The science of HVAC Design can be successfully accomplished using proven formulas, equations, software programs, rules-of-thumb or short-cuts. There are specific answers to specific design situations. No matter where a building is built, if all the variables are the same – including construction materials, occupant load, internal heat-producing equipment, and geographic considerations such as latitude, longitude, elevation, etc. – the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems will be the same because the inputs into the equations will be the same.

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HVAC Load Calculation Worksheet

The HVAC Load Calculation Worksheet was designed specifically to accelerate initial design decisions and system selection. The simplicity and unique compactness allows the design engineer to input, change and manipulate multiple HVAC load variations which can be altered and adjusted on the spot with the output immediately available on screen. The hours and hours of time savings alone make this tool worth more than the price. Additionally, you and your firm can realize a greater efficiency in the design process along with client respect for providing the best possible solution to their HVAC project. To learn more about this time-saving design tool click on the link below.

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Air Handling Unit Worksheet

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The Air Handling Unit Selection Worksheet was designed to be used simultaneously and in conjunction with the HVAC Load Calculator – HVAC Load Calculation Worksheet although it can stand alone if you know the conditions you are attempting to satisfy.

The Air Handling Unit Selection Worksheet uses parameters such as sensible load, latent load and total load to provide the remaining variables needed to select and specify air handling units. This tool can be used for small single zone fan coil units and split systems up to large, industrial-type air conditioning systems. The worksheet also has a section for estimating internal, external, and total static pressure so that fan selections can also be performed.

By using the Air Handling Unit Selection Worksheet and the HVAC Load Calculator you and your firm could realize significant increases in overall project profitability, project delivery times, and improved accuracy in scheduling of air handling equipment.

Get your copy of the Air Handling Unit Selection Worksheet and watch your productivity soar. To learn more about this design tool click on the link below.

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