HART1514 Forced Air Heating

Course Description

In this course you will study different types of residential furnaces, gas and fuel oil. The function of each component and how they operate together to make the furnace safe and function properly to heat your home.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and describe each of the major components of the heat producing system.
  • Identify and describe each of the major components of the heated-air distribution system.
  • Check and set the proper pressures for propane, natural gas and fuel oil coming into a residential forced air-heating system.
  • Check and set the proper pressures for propane, natural gas and fuel oil at the burners of a residential forced air-heating system.
  • Identify and test the operation of all line voltage components of a residential forced air-heating systems.
  • Identify and test the operation of all low voltage components, safety and controlling of a residential forced air-heating systems.
  • Test and set the efficiency of a residential forced air-heating system.
  • Test for carbon monoxide (CO) in residential forced air-heating systems.
  • Calculate sensible heat in British thermal unit (BTU) of a residential forced air-heating system.
  • Calculate the cubic foot per minute (CFM) of a residential forced air-heating system.

Prerequisite

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5 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other