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Date(s) - 05/09/2024
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Heat Pump Commissioning: Best Practices and Key Procedures


  • Welcome and overview of the presentation.
  • Briefly touch on the importance of proper heat pump commissioning for efficiency, performance, and longevity.
  • Introduction to ACCA Verified Equipment Operation certification and its relevance to the commissioning process.

Section 1: Understanding Heat Pump Commissioning

  • Define heat pump commissioning and its objectives.
  • The role of commissioning in ensuring system reliability, safety, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Overview of the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) standards and their significance.

Section 2: Pressure Testing

  • Importance of pressure testing in identifying leaks and ensuring system integrity.
  • Step-by-step guide on performing pressure tests according to best practices.
  • Preparing the system for pressure testing.
  • Choosing the right tools and equipment.
  • Conducting the test and interpreting the results.
  • Common issues discovered during pressure testing and how to address them.

Section 3: Evacuation

  • The critical role of evacuation in removing moisture and non-condensables from the system.
  • Detailed walkthrough of the evacuation process.
  • The importance of achieving a deep vacuum to ensure moisture removal.
  • Best practices for using vacuum pumps and micron gauges.
  • Tips for speeding up the process while ensuring thorough evacuation.
  • The impact of proper evacuation on system efficiency and lifespan.

Section 4: Air Flow Settings and Verification

  • Explaining the importance of correct air flow settings for optimal heat pump performance.
  • Guidelines for setting and verifying air flow.
  • Utilizing tools and methods for accurate air flow measurement.
  • Adjusting fan speeds and ductwork as needed.
  • Ensuring that air flow meets design specifications and occupant needs.
  • The relationship between air flow and system efficiency, comfort, and air quality.

Section 5: ACCA Verified Equipment Operation Certification

  • Overview of the ACCA Verified Equipment Operation (VEO) certification.
  • The process of obtaining VEO certification for heat pumps.
  • How VEO certification ensures adherence to best practices in commissioning and system reliability.

Conclusion and Q&A

  • Recap the key points covered in the presentation.
  • Emphasize the importance of following best practices in heat pump commissioning for system efficiency, reliability, and compliance with standards.
  • Open the floor for questions and discussions on heat pump commissioning, addressing any concerns or clarifications the audience may have.

Speaker: Ben Chouinard, Service Manager, Simpson Salute: A Luminary in the HVAC Industry

With an illustrious career spanning over 27 years, Ben Chouinard has firmly established himself as a beacon of knowledge and expertise in the HVAC industry. Originating from the picturesque expanses of Northern Michigan, Ben’s journey in this field is a testament to his dedication, skill, and passion.

As a licensed contractor in Ohio, Ben’s technical acumen is further enhanced by his BPI Building Performance certification, signifying his commitment to excellence and efficiency in building practices. His role as a MeasureQuick Certified Trainer, a NATE Certified HVAC Professional as well as other certifications from HVAC Excellence and manufacturers alike, underscores his dedication to fostering the growth of professionals in the industry, equipping them with the tools and knowledge to excel.

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