PGE - Combined Hydronic Space and Water Heating for Homes

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Also Offered April 04 (Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Jose--Pipe Trades
Description Combined hydronic space and water heating systems use water heaters with fan coil systems to provide both space and water heating needs for homes. Attendees will learn the advantages these systems have for customers and proper sizing and installation techniques. Topics will include house as a system concepts, water heater sizing and selection, fan coil sizing and selection, space saving techniques, and duct system design considerations.
Audience Level This course is designed for experienced HVAC/mechanical contractors, and building performance consultants.
Introduction to Combined Hydronic Systems
House as a system concepts
Water heater sizing and selection
Fan coil sizing and selection
System location options within the home and Space Saving techniques
Duct Design Considerations
Instructor(s) Rick Chitwood
Richard (Rick) Chitwood, founder of Chitwood Energy Management in Mount Shasta, California, is an expert in energy-efficient residential building construction, diagnostic testing, and performance evaluation. He has extensive hands-on experience working with builders to improve the energy efficiency of new homes and with homeowners and remodelers to improve the thermal comfort and energy performance of existing homes.

Rick is a leader in the building science-based house-as-a-system approach to green home energy design and retrofits. As lead trainer for the California Building Performance Contractors Association (, he teaches residential building professionals how to achieve high-performance thermal boundaries and energy-efficient mechanical systems.

Rick has participated in research projects involving extensive field-testing and data collection on California homes, and he advised the California Energy Commission on development of Quality Insulation Installation criteria for the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. He is also the author of several articles, including the "New Construction Report Card" series in Home Energy Magazine.

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Cost No fee for this program
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