SER400 - Basic Apprentice Start-Up and Installation
Designed for the new hire into the HVAC residential installation and start-up business, this course was specifically developed for the person with minimum training or field experience. It is intended to quickly help a new hire become a useful and profitable member of the installation team. The course not only provides practical hands-on training, but will show the students the right way to install and start residential equipment. This will help insure proper system operation with top efficiency, promote customer satisfaction and eliminate costly callbacks. This course can also provide the first stepping stone in training for an installer, who is being groomed to advance towards a service technician position. This 4-day course will split time in the classroom with hands-on training. Skills covered include brazing, refrigerant recovery and charging and proper use of common HVAC troubleshooting tools.
- Describe fundamental HVAC system concepts
- Plan an installation
- Use common heating and cooling tools and test equipment
- Use refrigerant P/T charts
- Calculate superheat and subcooling
- Describe furnace venting issues
- Check duct size in forced air duct systems and describe installation issues
- Read wiring diagrams (to install and hook-up power and control wiring)
- Develop customer relation skills
- Identify EPA certification tips
- Model appropriate safety precautions
A cumulative score of 70% is required to pass this course. The score is a combination of attendance, class participation, and a demonstration of skills and knowledge through quizzes and/or work sessions.
Note: Building load calculations; system troubleshooting (beyond normal start-up procedures); and EPA Certification are not covered in this class.
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