Based on DOE's recently completed literature review, studies suggest nearly two-thirds of residential HVAC systems underperform because of improper installation, resulting in increased energy costs and reduced comfort. However new in-field tools are emerging to automate and improve the cost-effectiveness of verifying in-field performance of HVAC systems. Join this session to hear how DOE's Home Improvement Catalyst initiative is pursuing efforts to make optimizing and verifying HVAC installations more accessible and create value in the marketplace for these tools and procedures. John Proctor will keep it real, discussing actual field findings illustrating the impacts of system performance faults and share experiences and challenges associated with using automated tools for in-field verification.
Optimizing Residential HVAC Installations: Verifying In-field Performance
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
2017 HPC California Regional Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
By attending this session, participants will:1. Learn about DOE's efforts to advance the market for automated verification system tools and HVAC verified installations
2. Examine results of field studies on the impacts of common HVAC performance faults, including air flow, refrigerant charge, and sub-optimal ducting3. Be able to identify the problems that automation can and cannot correct in HVAC installationsAttachments: