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5 Best Practices for Scheduling HVAC Service During Peak Demand

-  Creating a Residential HVAC Sales Plan (for each Salesperson)

-  My First Install was a 4X Failure!

-  Tips: How to Avoid Callbacks

-  Total Cost of Owning & Operating HVAC Systems

-  5 Toughest Things about Running an HVAC Business

-  Plot Twist: Why 2020 was the Best Year Ever for Your Business

-  4 Core Values That Shape What I Do

-  What the Best Companies do with Utility Rebates

-  Ever Do a Manual J & Doubt the Results?

-  The Way We Think About HVAC Training is Broken

-  5 Ways the Right Distributor Can Mean Success

- Where do I Find More Installers & Techs?

- 5 Ways to Know I'm Ready to Grow My Business

- Size & Quote Your Solutions on the First Call, Every Time

- 4 Ways to Stop Self Sabotage

- The Impact of Ductwork on Load Calcs

- Formicary Corrosion, an Old Refrigerant Leak Foe

- How Does Ventilation Air Affect the Home Loads?

- Manual D: Pivotal Upflow Plenums

- The Single Biggest Reason Res. HVAC Businesses Fail

- Do You Need More People, or Just Be More Productive?

- Should You Specialize in a Single Brand?

- Sizing Return Filter Grilles

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Rules of Flexible Duct Design (& PDF Resource)

Overview of ACCA Manual B (Air Testing & Balancing)

ACCA Manual H: Heat Pump Balance Points

Verifying Residential Load Calculations

ACCA Manual T: Air Distribution Concepts & Terms

ACCA Std 5: HVAC Quality Installations

ACCA Std 12: Home Evaluation & Perf. Improvement

ACCA Manual Zr: Making Zoning Decisions

Causes of Temperature & Comfort Problems

Standard for Grading the Install. of HVAC Systems

Verifying Refrigerant Charge

Heat Pumps: 5 Residential Codes You Need to Know

- Manual ZR: Zoning System Diagnostics

- Manual J - Seeing is Believing

- Psychrometrics & Effects on Airflow

- ACCA Manual RS: HVAC By Design

- Whole Home Ventilation Overview

- Good Practices for Duct System Design

- Manual J: What Not to Do!

- What You Need to Know About Air Filters

- Hydronic System Survey

- Electric Panel Survey

- Quality Installation: Measuring Airflow

- Load Calculations for Zoned Systems


-  Rules of Duct Design (& PDF Resource)

-  Chris' Maintenance Contract Templates

-  Simple Guide to Low Static AHU Duct Design

-  How to Pass Load Calc Requirements for Permit (PDF)

Residential System Design Syllabus

  • Manual J Overview 
  • Site Survey Form
  • Location & Design Conditions
  • Floor Plan
  • Framing & Wall Insulation
  • Floor, Ceiling & Attic Insulation
  • Internal Gains
  • Duct Location & Condition
  • Fenestration
  • Software & Reports
  • Manual S Overview
  • Fossil Fuel Furnaces
  • Water Boilers
  • A/C
  • Heat Pumps
  • Dual Fuel
  • Humidifiers & Ancillary Dehumidification
  • Manual D Overview
  • Understanding Available Static Pressure
  • Understanding Total Equivalent Length
  • Intro to Friction Loss Worksheet
  • Using a Duct Calculator
  • Intro to Duct Sizing
  • Verifying Velocity
  • Sizing Trunk Duct
  • Rules of Duct Design
  • Low Static Air Handlers