HVAC Quality Installation Specification Standard Updated By ANSI

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Educational Institute Standards Task Team reports that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recognized the updated ASNI/ACCA 5 QI (HVAC Quality Installation Specification) Standard. ACCA is one of more than one hundred organizations to develop standards for ANSI.

Summary of the update:

The previous 2010 standard has been revised, and the updated standard now includes new procedures and approaches, streamlined instruction set, simplified language, and updated references. The ACCA 5 QI – 2015 Standard outlines the core aspects which define a quality installation: design, equipment installation, distribution, system documentation, and owner education. The use of high-efficiency equipment isn’t the only measure of quality installation; proper design and installation, and system testing after installation have all been shown to impact occupant comfort and energy savings significantly. The revised standard defines performance levels which are indicative that trusted protocols were utilized during the design and installation of the equipment or system.

The ACCA 5 QI Standard outlines recognized minimum criteria for the correct installation of residential and commercial HVAC systems.

The Standard is applicable to these equipment types:

  • Air-source heat pumps, water-source heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps
  • Unitary air conditioners
  • Furnaces, including gas, oil, electric, and others
  • Boilers, including gas, oil, electric, and others

ACCA’s Technician’s Guide & Workbook for Quality Installation has also been modified to reflect revisions to the QI Standard – 2015.

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