ECAL 261: HVAC and Building Systems

Class Program
Credits 2
This is a lecture/lab course which examines the basic components used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems and their electrical circuits. The course focuses on identifying whether the system has failed due to an electrical problem or a mechanical problem. The building envelope is studied to verify proper size equipment or to use electric heat. Energy usage/efficiency will be discussed to maximize savings where possible. Lastly, building usage and scheduling will be studied where systems allow further control of the system to reap energy savings (introduction of building automation). (F)