Top 10 HVAC Industry Sessions at AHR Expo 2019 for Contractors

The annual AHR Expo 2019 is less than two months away, and we’re looking forward to this year’s event theme: Come Experience the Future of HVACR. The latest and cutting edge tools and technology – Smart homes/buildings, intelligent HVAC, high-performance construction, duct sealing, and more – will be on display in the one place.

Check out the following AHR Expo 2019 trailer video.

Looking ahead to the live event, we’ve compiled the top 10 HVAC industry sessions at AHR Expo 2019 for Contractors. Check them out below!


1 | HVAC Duct Construction – Duct Design

Advancing the understanding and proper application of the SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standard & SMACNA HVAC Systems Duct Design Manual thru the use of the various methods and options covered within the standard that jointly works together for the contractor and design professional to ensure a properly fabricated and installation air distribution system meets the requirements of the duct design. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: SNIPS Magazine, HVAC Duct Construction Regulations to See Changes

2 | Airflow Testing Accuracy in the Field

Advances in airflow instruments and technician certification have increased the accuracy of field airflow measurement in recent years. Test methods are now simplified through advancing instrument technology and skills are improving because of a steady rise in field airflow testing throughout the HVAC industry. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: Airflow Control in Buildings

3 | How Much Energy Can HVAC System Balancing Save?

Testing alone doesn’t save any energy. However, when an HVAC system is balanced, some energy is saved by bringing the system closer to designer and equipment manufacturer specifications. When additional balancing testing is used to diagnose the system, hidden system shortcomings are exposed and custom repairs can be made. Custom repairs are where the greatest HVAC savings can be found. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: Seal Ductwork for More Energy Efficient Green Building and Design

4 | Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation

This session will present the finding of CABA’s $150,000 research project currently being completed by Frost & Sullivan, entitled “Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation”. This research addresses the approach and application of technical design in intelligent, high-performance buildings from the perspective of architects, building engineers, designers, OEM hardware/software providers, service providers and facility managers. Product categories that are examined include: automated lighting and shading, system integration, HVAC configurations, real-time controls, comfort and productivity, security and access control. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: The Future of Smart Homes & Buildings: Intelligent HVAC

5 | The Importance of Humidity in Modern Buildings

Attendees will learn about the importance of humidity control within buildings, especially as it pertains to human health and wellness, and industrial applications. Topics include an introduction to humidity and humidity measurement, the causes of seasonal dryness, an overview of applications, and the impact of humidity on occupants. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: Is Humidity Driving You Crazy? How to Control Humidity in Your Home.

6 | Design for High Performance Air Distribution Systems

Critical to today’s environmental concerns is the effective application of ventilation strategies to ensure appropriate IAQ while maintaining cost effective energy usage. The design of High Performance Air Distribution Systems (HPAS) is essential to meeting the clients needs. This session will cover in detail the methods to accomplish and design for HPAS as the preferred HVAC option in commercial, institutional facilities. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: The Rise of High-Performance Buildings

7 | What it Takes to Get an Installed HVAC System to Operate at Equipment Rated Capacity

Most believe it’s extremely difficult to optimize the performance of an installed HVAC system. Fortunately, developing your skill and ability to discover system defects may be easier than you think. Once the defects are identified, improving system efficiency may be more straightforward than you ever imagined. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: HVAC Equipment 101: How to Get What is Advertised

8 | Clearing the Air: The Impact and Cause of Mold in HVAC Systems

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn why mold in an HVAC system is common. Understanding mold in an HVAC system can give the investigator a comprehensive understanding on its influences on IAQ. Variables on HVAC performance and conditions necessary for mold to proliferate will be presented. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: Naval Base Kitsap Fixes Mold, IAQ Issues with Aeroseal Duct Sealing

9 | IoT and Air Quality: Embedding Smartness Into IAQ

The world has a general purpose nervous system called the Internet. In 2018 there were 23 billion IoT connected devices installed worldwide and by 2025 it is forecast to grow to 75 billion. This topic will touch on how the Internet of Things, in tandem with the best hardware, will eventually help people and businesses automate their IAQ to be at its optimal levels at all times. View Full Session Details

READ MORE: The Future of HVAC: Device Driven, Digital Growth, and Beyond

10 | Customer Service is Not a Department, it is a Mindset

In this session, you’ll learn the difference in providing good customer service vs. a great customer experience and how to shift that mindset. It isn’t just about answering the phone or sending a technician out to fix a problem; it is about being proactive in making genuine connections with others. You begin by empowering them with a set of 8 guiding behavioral and mental reconditioning principles that will be the foundation of taking your team to the next level of excellence in working with each other and WOW-ing your customers. View Full Session Details

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