Strategy Guideline: HVAC Equipment Sizing

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This guide describes the equipment selection of a split system air conditioner and furnace for an example house in Chicago, IL as well as a heat pump system for an example house in Orlando, Florida. The required heating and cooling load information for the two example houses was developed in the Department of Energy Building America Strategy Guideline: Accurate Heating and Cooling LoadCalculations.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages46
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-52991

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3442


  • air distribution
  • equipment selection
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • right-sized
  • whole house energy use


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