Introduction to Unitary Air Conditioning

Number of Credits (if applicable): NATE: 4.0, BPI: 4.0 Course Length: 4 hrs (2, 2hr sessions)

Course Description: Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the different types of unitary air conditioning systems, their components, applications, and how they operate. This class is meant as an introduction to unitary AC systems and their role in a building. Major topics of this course include defining HVAC, factors that affect human comfort, various forms of heat gains/losses, and the air conditioning cycle. It will also cover refrigerants, controls, and opportunities for energy efficiency/savings.

Audience: HVAC technicians, facility maintenance personnel, and engineers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the technology, system and components of unitary AC systems
  • Identify and review the science of human comfort and heat gains/losses in a building
  • Examine the vapor-compression cycle
  • Review the types of AC systems, their components and corresponding applications
  • Identify opportunities for energy efficiency and savings