Understanding HVAC Systems (HVAC1) covers the fundamentals of how fuel is converted into energy, the types of space heating and cooling systems typically found in North American homes, and current ventilation system requirements for new construction.
This mini-course has three modules. You can download the course outline here. Each module has a quiz at the end. You need at least a 70% grade in the quiz at the end of each module to proceed to the next (there is no limit on quiz attempts). There is no final exam on this course.
Finishing the course gives you a certificate that can be submitted to various organizations for continuing education and professional development credits.
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HVAC takes about 3 hours to complete (including review time and quizzes)
You have 4 weeks to finish HIE from when you first begin (...but you can contact us if you need an extension)
- Like all BHE courses, you have access to the online modules for a full 12 months after you complete the course.
The course is best viewed on a laptop or desktop. It works on tablets, but it’s really hard to see all the detail on a phone!
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After completing this course, you will be able to:
Explain how mechanical systems are used to maintain comfort levels in a house
Describe the most common fuel and energy sources in houses
Describe the factors involved in carrying out heat loss and heat gain calculations
Describe the most common space heating and cooling equipment options for new construction
Describe common delivery systems and controls for space heating and cooling
Explain the need for mechanical ventilation in new and existing houses
Describe the requirements of the prevailing Ventilation Standard
Distinguish between types of mechanical ventilation systems