ACCA’s Manual S (Equipment Selection)

Registration is at an external URL for this event.

  • December 4, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Understanding Manual S – In One Day!

This course covers the fundamentals of residential equipment selection.  You’ll learn more about the code-required nationally recognized residential equipment selection standard and in a way that’s easy to understand and apply. This program teaches you how to dive into performance data to select equipment for residential structures. The user will get key information required to be code compliant and deliver predictable comfort.  Equipment covered:  cooling-only, heat pumps, fuel-burning furnaces, ducted, ductless, and hydronic systems will be covered in this class.

Topics covered include:

  • • Understanding Sensible Heat Ratio
  • • Understanding Air Conditioning Capacities
  • • How To Select a Cooling System
  • • How to Select a Heat Pump
  • • How To Select a Fuel-Fired Heating System
  • • Cooling System Sizing Limits
  • • Heating System Sizing Limits
  • • Determine Proper Cooling Airflow
  • • Determine Proper Heating Airflow
  • • Apply an Altitude Correction Factor
  • • Calculate a Heat Pump’s Thermal Balance Point
  • • Calculate a Heat Pump’s Economic Balance Point

Registration fees includes: Catered lunch

Instructor: Matt Akins is the Manager of HVACR Education with ACCA. His responsibilities include teaching ACCA classes nationwide, developing technical education materials, working with ACCA-certified educators, and providing technical support to members. Matt attended Athens Technical College and Ashworth Technical College, earning two career diplomas with honors. Matt has 20 years in the HVACR industry as a service technician, installer, field supervisor, and operations manager and has spent the last eight years as a technical HVAC trainer.  Matt is a NATE-certified technician with a State of Georgia Conditioned Air License.


Venue Phone: (717) 939-1781

Venue Website:

PPA Training Center, 911B South Eisenhower Boulevard, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 17057, United States


911B South Eisenhower Blvd
Middletown, PA  17057