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Heating I Course Description

The Heating I Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform professional heating systems inspection
Two-pipe system — direct return
Two-pipe system — direct return — This illustration shows a two-pipe system with pipes going from the boiler throughout the house and is one of the three basic types of piping systems covered in the course. It is from our Heating I Course, Distribution Chapter. All of our 10 Courses contain easy-to-understand illustrations that help you understand the subject.

Course Overview

The Online Heating I Course provides an introduction to residential heating systems, starting with a description of various fuels. The Course then focuses on the different types of furnaces and boilers. You will receive detailed instructions on operational tests, common failure modes and life expectancies of various systems are covered.

Within each section are several Study Sessions to guide you through the material. The Quick Quizzes will help you check your progress.

Course Outline

Furnaces — Gas, Oil

  • Meter, piping, tank, combustion air, burner, heat exchanger, controls, thermostat, venting system
  • Distribution systems — ductwork, registers, grills, filter, air cleaner, humidifier, radiant heating system
  • Furnaces — conventional, mid-efficiency, high efficiency/condensing
  • Combination heating systems

Hot Water Boilers

  • Heat exchangers, controls, distribution systems, combination systems, mid- and high-efficiency boilers

Course Duration

  • 39 hours

Learning Assessments

  • One midterm and one final exam — online
  • 70% passing grade overall (ON & BC slightly different)


  • $2995 for the full Program (all 10 home inspection Courses) or $345 for any single Course
    Includes all learning materials, tests, exams, tutor support and ongoing postgraduate support
  • Financing options available. Speak to one of our Education consultants to learn more

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