HVAC Fundamentals provides a foundational understanding of HVAC systems, controls, diagnostic testing and evaluation of efficiency performance, and Combustion Safety evaluation and recommendations. The class curriculum is suitable for weatherization crews and those seeking a better understanding of heating systems. 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 and Diagnostic Houses is a core component of this class. Students will take a written test, delivered through our Learning Management System (LMS), and a hands-on test to demonstrate their understanding of how to evaluate HVAC systems for safety and efficiency. Upon passing these tests, each student receives a certificate of completion.
- Heating system identification
- Worst case draft testing
- Efficiency analysis
- HVAC diagnostic testing
- Basic troubleshooting
- Vent sizing
- Heat pump operation
- Combustion air calculations
- And much, much more!
- Understand why we work on heating systems
The exam consists of two sections: one written and one hands-on. Students must pass each section with an 80% score or higher. If a student does not pass a section, he or she will be allowed to retake that particular section in accordance with CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training's retesting policy.
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