Additions to the HVAC Quality Installation Specification

Prather, Donald B.
October 2010
Contractor Excellence;Fall2010, p22
Trade Publication
The article presents the updated version of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Quality Installation Specification (QI) of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) in the U.S. It tackles specific additions to the standard which include the industry design practices for geothermal heat pumps, the ranges of the water flow through indoor heat exchanges, and the requirements of hydronic balancing. It defines several terms used within the standard.


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