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HVAC Fundamentals

Course Description

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

Grading Criteria

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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CHP Energy Solutions promotes healthier, safer, more energy efficient built environments by providing energy audits, inspections, energy performance upgrades, and building science education.

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