Course Description: Retrofit Installer-Mechanical
Retrofit Installer: Mechanical
Fred Clade is a BPI-certified Quality Control Inspector.
This course is appropriate for all professionals who in Indiana are referred to as Heating Technicians — specifically, those who are responsible for installation of mechanical equipment such as gas furnaces and appliances in residential buildings.
This course will cover:
- gas furnace fundamentals
- gas appliance inspection procedure
- carbon monoxide mitigation
- worst-case draft testing
- Three days of course instruction and demonstrations
- Written test at end of day three
- Customized to meet your network’s needs
What You Will Learn
- basic principles of combustion
- principles of venting atmospheric and induced-draft furnaces
- how condensing furnaces operate
- furnace blower and airflow properties
- leak-testing and inspecting gas piping systems
- checking a gas furnace for electrical safety
- weatherization and code requirements for gas systems
- furnace cleaning and tuning
- testing carbon monoxide (CO) levels in combusition gas
- action levels for CO in ambient air and all gas appliances
- indicators and causes of CO production
- CO locations, standards and dangers
- chimney effect and vent pressure
- definition and identification of Combustion Appliance Zones
- how air ducts and exhaust fans affect pressure balances
- the process of determining worst case
- and more
Participants must be heating system installers or service technicians, or have attended Basic Heating Systems training course or equivalent.
What is an Retrofit Installer?
A Retrofit Installer Technician is a residential heating professional who installs energy-efficiency and safety upgrades in single-family homes and small (2-4 units) multi-family housing facilities. The technician uses a variety of bulding-science best practices to improve safety, comfort, durability, indoor air quality and energy efficiency.