Create an HVAC Floor Plan

An HVAC floor plan is a detailed drawing showing the placement of all the key HVAC components such as heat pumps, ventilations, radiators, ducts or air conditions. It includes all elements of an usual floor plan, i.e. walls, windows, doors and stairs and might also show general fixed installation. 

Please note that all HVAC items are available for Pro customers only.

This article explains how you can create your HVAC floor plan with RoomSketcher. Just follow these four simple steps:

Step 1: Draw your floor plan

  1. Create a new project in the RoomSketcher App.
    • Click the plus_new_project_app.jpg Plus icon in the top menu. 
    • Choose Blank Project
  2. Draw up walls, insert windows, doors and stairs
  3. (Optional) Add fixed installations, such as utility sinks, bathroom or kitchen furniture.

Step 2: Add HVAC items

  1. Open Furniture mode, then click category HVAC.
  2. Choose from over 100 products and drag & drop your preferred HVAC items to your floor plan.


Find HVAC items

RoomSketcher's HVAC library consists of over 100 items, ranging from heating units, air conditioning units, furnaces, ducts to thermostats and sockets. Here is some help to find exactly the item you are looking for. 


A good way to locate items is by searching for them.

  1. Click the search.jpg Search icon in the top right corner.
  2. Type the name of an item to display all items of that type.


Browse Using Categories

All HVAC items are also arranged by categories.

  1. Type a typical HVAC category into the search field to get a list of all categories. In this example we searched for heat pump.


  2. Then simply pick one to see all items of that category. In the below image we picked Heat Pump - Air/Water

Here are some useful categories for your search:

  • Air (Air Circulators, Air Conditioner, Air Diffuser)
  • Cooling
  • Ducts
  • Electric
  • Fan
  • Furnace
  • Grilles
  • Heat pump
  • Heating, heater
  • Radiator
  • Vent cover
  • Ventilation

Top Tip: Favorites!

Add your favorite HVAC furniture to your Favorites, for easy and quick access. To learn how, see Use Favorites for Quick Access.


Step 3: Add annotations

It can be a good idea to add labels and notes for further clarification. In RoomSketcher, you can easily add annotations, symbols, lines, arrows, and labels to create a clear and detailed plan.

  1. Go to Windows etc. mode.
  2. Open the Symbols, Text & Lines category, or click Search and type Helpers.
  3. Choose your preferred helper, and drag & drop it into your floor plan. In this example we used a Text element. 


To learn more about how to add annotations and symbols, visit: Add Helper Symbols to Your Project


Step 4: Generate and print your floor plan

  1. Click Menu (yellow button at the top left) and then click 2D Floor Plans or 3D Floor Plans.
  2. Click the yellow button Generate 2D or 3D Floor Plan
  3. When your floor plan is generated, click either Save to Disk to download or Print to print your floor plan.  

Top Tip: 2D Symbols!


All the new HVAC items have standard HVAC symbols when placed on 2D Floor Plans. These symbols are widely recognized in the industry and make it easy for your clients and contractors to read and understand the layout of your HVAC system.

When your plan is complete, generate the 2D Floor Plan, and the symbols are added automatically.


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