Newsline

ACCA Designs Bob's House to Explain Residential Design

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has published Bob’s House, a step-by-step case study in the proper design of a residential HVACR system. Written in plain English, the book follows the ACCA residential design system.

The full ACCA residential design system incorporates Manual J (load calculation), Manual S (equipment selection), and Manual D (duct design). Bob’s House explains how the system comes together in the real world.

According to ACCA, this is a useful resource for building code officials, homeowners, technicians, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of the HVACR design process. It travels from the delivery of building plans to contractors until they produce documents that could be used for permit applications, homeowner proposals or a plan for HVAC technicians to follow as they install the new system.

This general guide does not teach the reader the laws of thermodynamics or how to calculate a home’s heating and cooling requirements. It also does not examine all equipment or duct system types or provide load calculation tabular data. It does, however, explain how the information from these calculations is used to properly design a home’s heating and cooling system.

The guide also includes several appendices that explore what would happen if Bob’s house were located in a different city or if his builder had used different building materials and other possible variations. Other appendices discuss different equipment types and duct challenges and provide an illustrative example of how information might be presented for a permit application.

For more information, visit www.acca.org.

Publication date: 06/18/2007

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: John Lanier

John Lanier of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) stops by the NEWS’ booth at the AHR Expo to discuss NATE’s presence at the show, what’s coming up in 2015, and much more. Posted on Feb. 20.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 02-23-15 cover

2015 February 23

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Mobile Workforce

Mobile devices and field management software are spreading in the HVAC industry. Are you utilizing this technology?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con