Once we receive the client’s architectural drawings the HVAC design process can begin.
Quantum Geothermal is often retained to prepare the heating design package which we refer to as your permit ready package. First, a set of accurate heat loss, heat gain calculations are prepared by a BCIN certified designer familiar with the requirements of a well-designed geothermal heating and cooling system. Next, a meeting is convened with the clients and/or their architect to discuss options for layout and zoning of the various living spaces within the home. This is an exciting part of the process as most eventual improvements are made during this phase of the overall construction project. To badly paraphrase the old expression, talk about it two or three times and then build it once. Regular site visits and project management are included as part of our involvement in all new construction projects.
From the heat-loss, heat-gain values we then determine the appropriate size of the heating equipment. Once the equipment is selected we then use the manufacturer’s specifications for design air flows requirements to determine the optimal configuration of the ductwork to properly distribute the air required throughout the home.