This program can be incorporated into any HVACR educational curriculum that teaches the principles of air conditioning, as part of your current program or can be used as a stand-alone course.
Wholesalers, manufacturers, and continuing education providers can use this program as a continuing education course to reinforce concepts in a 4 to 8-hour training program.
A Comprehensive Resource
System Performance issues are spread out in most HVACR text books, this textbook puts it all together in one location. This program is a comprehensive resource providing students and practicing
technicians the techniques and procedures required to maximize the energy efficiency of HVACR systems and reduce call backs.
Areas of Competency
This program has been cross-walked or aligned to the HVAC Excellence Competency and Task List,
to assist instructors in providing their students with the HVACR knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the HVACR industry.
- Critical charging procedures
- Combustion analysis
System Performance, Maximizing Energy Efficiency
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The System Performance training manual is broken into four sections. Each section covers the techniques and procedures required for a technician to maximize the energy efficiency of HVAC systems.
Covers the properties of air, airflow measuring tools, CFM calculations/requirements, blower performance, and sensible heat ratios.
Reviews the three charging methods: by weight, system superheat, and condenser subcooling. It gives examples of calculating the total charge based on line sizes and provides an easy method
to verify that a system is operating at its rated capacity.
Covers parts of the psychrometric chart and calculating the thermodynamic properties of air. Also, this section demonstrates using wet and dry bulb temperatures to plot the conditions of
air being heated or cooled which enables the technician to view a system’s effect on the sensible and latent heat load of a building.
This section reviews the basic combustion process and the factors that affect heating efficiency. Proper methods for setting furnace airflow, adjustment and testing fuel pressure, and
flue gas venting are covered.
See a sample of the training textbook.
Registered proctors can review a digital version of the manual by logging in and visiting the resource center.
Instructor Resource Materials
PowerPoint presentation: The instructor resource materials include a 201-slide PowerPoint presentation that correlates directly with the training manual.
Each slide within the presentation contains speaker notes that are designed to aid the instructor through the presentation and provide additional talking points.
Instructor Guide: Is an instructional supplement with course objectives and estimated delivery times to keep the program on track. Answers to student
worksheets are also included. Instructor resource materials are available through digital download or CD.
A four-part System Performance Certification covering refrigerant charging, psychrometrics, combustion efficiency, and airflow tests
the knowledge a technician has in the processes and procedures required to ensure HVAC systems are performing at maximum efficiency. Each of the four sections on the exam contain 25 questions.
Proctors can login to review candidate test results and access detailed statistical reports.
These reports help instructors pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in their instruction. Additionally, these reports aid the program in preparing documentation for Perkins compliance.
To accommodate the varying needs of each HVACR training program, this modular training package is available as a complete training solution (training manual, instructor resources and
certification), or instructors can purchase the items separately. Registered proctors can login to view their
educational discounts or call 800 726-9696 for additional information.