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Advanced HVAC Troubleshooting

Instructor-led course (254)

Course description

Advanced HVAC Troubleshooting provides a detailed look at  HVAC system control adjustments, parts replacement, diagnostic testing, and testing of electrical control systems. The class curriculum is suitable for HVAC technicians and those seeking a better understanding of heating system troubleshooting.

The class focuses on a variety of heating systems and how to properly test for their safe and efficient operation. Hands-on practice with these systems in our HVAC Lab is a core component of this class. 

Recognize the different heating systems components and discuss their function/adjustment

Systematically address technical issues with heating and cooling systems

Utilize tools and diagnostics to understand what adjustments or repairs need to be made

Use lab experience with functioning equipment to give students a practical understanding of the lessons being taught

Oil furnaces
     changing nozzles                
     adjusting pump pressure 
     adjusting air band              
     proper location for combustion testing      
     general troubleshooting 
Gas furnaces
     replacing thermocouple 
     adjusting gas pressure     
     proper location for CO testing and air band adjustments 
     general troubleshooting 
Electric furnaces
     replacement of relays/sequencers, etc.            
     cleaning blower motors    
     general troubleshooting 
Heat pumps
     proper cleaning of evaporator and condenser coils
     general troubleshooting(no refrigerant charging/recovery)        

Course topics

  • Oil furnaces - changing nozzles
  • Oil furnaces - adjusting pump pressure
  • Oil furnaces - adjusting air band
  • Oil furnaces - proper location for combustion testing
  • Oil furnaces - troubleshooting problems with unit
  • Gas furnaces - replacing thermocouple
  • Gas furnaces - adjusting gas pressure
  • Gas furnaces - proper location for CO testing and air band adjustments
  • Gas furnaces - troubleshooting problems with unit
  • Electric furnaces - troubleshooting problems with unit
  • Electric furnaces - replacement of relays/sequencers, etc.
  • Electric furnaces - cleaning blower motors
  • Heat pumps - proper cleaning of a-coil/condenser

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