Wrightsoft Residential HVAC Design

Manuals J, S, and D: HVAC design with Wrightsoft
This 2-day class will take attendees through all the essentials of using Wrightsoft’s Right Suite Universal tool (not their mobile tools). 

It will be hands-on and start with setting up the software, then proceed through the entire load calculation, equipment selection, and duct design process. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • Setting up templates and libraries 
  • Tricks for identifying insulation values in the field (without x-ray vision) 
  • Using the PDF and CAD import features to trace a plan 
  • Tips and shortcuts for easier and faster drawing. 
  • Multi-story and multi-system design 
  • Why performance data from AHRI is useless for cooling system selection. 
  • Using RSU’s automated Manual S and how to use manufacturer data to do the same 
  • How/why Manual D is backward (but right) 
  • Both trunk and branch and flex designs 
  • Tips for keeping duct sizes under control 

      Lunch will be provided. 

      Attendees should bring their laptops with the latest version of the software already installed. Do not wait until the day of the class to install the software. 

      Attendees who haven’t purchased the software or don’t have it on the laptop they plan to bring can use the demo version to take the class. 

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      About the Instructor

      MicrosoftTeams-image__224_.pngAlex Meaney
      Alex started his career at Wrightsoft, makers of the premier HVAC Residential Design tool. During that time, he quickly worked his way out of sales and marketing (quickly) to technical support and finished as their Lead Trainer. In his time training Wrightsoft users, Alex has: 

      • Taught HVAC design in over 700 classes. 
      • Taught over 10,000 practitioners how to design HVAC systems, usually (but not always) with Wrightsoft software. 
      • Spent over 10,000 hours teaching HVAC design and building science. 
      • Served in the working group for the revision of Manual S, contributing new sizing rules and a new method for determining return air conditions without a psychrometric calculator. 
      • Spent a year doing quality control and design for hundreds of new construction plans. 
      • Gained EPIC certification from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA’s top certification for HVAC design educators). 
      • Gained RESNET certification for blower door testing and duct leakage testing and provisional certification as a HERS rater (too busy teaching to set up the field test). 
      • Provided Continuing Education Credits for NATE, BPI, and several state licensing agencies. 
      • Taught classes in 48 states (still missing Hawaii and North Dakota- yes, that means he’s taught in Alaska). 

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