It is often assumed that the HVAC system is just the equipment (furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, etc.), but that is not correct. The equipment is just a part of the system. The HVAC system is the entire system, which includes the equipment, ductwork, grilles, thermostats, dampers, air filters, coil, blower, the refrigerant, etc. When all these components comes together, it’s what makes the HVAC a system. If any one of these components has been improperly selected or installed, there will be system penalties and potentially big issues that can be difficult to diagnose after installation.
Anthony Amadio, designer and owner, has his bachelors and masters in mechanical engineering, and his professional engineering license (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah). As a student, his specialty and research were in the subjects of thermodynamics, fluid flows, heat transfer, and combustion with applications in gas turbines and propulsion. In addition to his graduate research, he has over 8 years technical design experience ranging from jet engine blade cooling, compressor blade aeromechanical design, high temperature structural equipment and hot gas flow piping designs. Beginning in 2009, Anthony took an interest in the HVAC thermal sciences due to the similarities with his current work. He purchased the ACCA design manuals and ASHRAE handbooks to read, study and apply. He is ACCA certified in Residential & Commercial HVAC System Designs, ASHRAE Levels I & II HVAC Designs, Diagnostic Energy Tests (DET), Wrightsoft trained, and was a faculty member at the College of DuPage where he taught HVAC courses in load calculations, equipment selection, duct design, and airflow measuring and balancing.