635-3018/02 – Heating and air conditioning (VaK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2021/2022
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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VEL37 doc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will be able to characterize the main principles of heating buildings in terms of thermal properties - student will be able to categorize the basic heat source - student will be able to describe the basic types of heating and air conditioning, heating and heat networks

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The subject is focused on the theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of heating buildings. Attention is paid to the basic principles of calculation of heat loss, the possibilities of reducing the cost of heating, the basic types of heat sources, heat networks, the way of supply and distribution of heat, radiator systems and principles of air conditioning equipment.

Compulsory literature:

[1] HAINES, R. W., HITTLE, D. Control systems for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. 6th ed. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003. ISBN 1402074174. [2] LEVERMORE, G. J. Building energy management systems: applications to low energy HVAC and natural ventilation control. 2nd ed. London: E & FN Spon, 2000. ISBN 0-419-26140-0.

Recommended literature:

[1] WATKINS, D. E. Heating services in buildings: design, installation, commissioning & maintenance. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN 978-0-4706-5603-7. [2] HENS, H. Building physics: heat, air and moisture: fundamentals and engineering methods with examples and exercises. 2nd ed. Berlin: Ernst & Sohn, 2012. ISBN 978-3-433-03027-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Elaboration of term project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Meteorological and climate basics - how it affects weather and climate heating buildings. Environmental factors - temperature, humidity, wind, solar radiation. 2. Thermal comfort - definition, influences, their officials. Heat production, the equation of thermal comfort, temperature regulation. Flow in the heated space. 3. Heat losses of buildings - transmission and ventilation losses. 4. Basis of structural design and construction in terms of thermal properties. 5. Categorization of heat - the boiler room, fuel economy, principles of co-production of heat and electricity, heating systems, heat pumps. 6. Heating networks - types and construction, transfer stations, hydraulic calculation, calculation of thermal isolation. 7. Heating of buildings - types of heating, heat and fuel consumption in heating buildings. 8. Ways to reduce the cost of heating, building thermal insulation. 9. Local heating - heaters for solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, local boiler and furnaces. 10. Central heating - heating, piping and thermal heating networks, transfer stations, control systems. 11. Types of heating systems, layout and components. 12. Other possibilities heating - floor, radiant, infrared, hot air. 13. Principles of ventilation - natural and mechanical ventilation, exhaust and air distribution, mixing and humidification. 14. Air conditioning - air conditioning types, distribution and conditioning on the design of heat transfer fluids, climate control, air conditioning system components.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester, validity until: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36 3
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