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About this course

This advanced course for HVAC engineers, salespeople and technicians builds on the "Air-to-Water Heat Pump Fundamentals" course. You'll learn the technical performance and installation details for air-to-water heat pump systems. 

This is course is part of our "Heat Pump System Design & Installation" series. You can take an individual course or enroll in the full program, which was created to provide a complete understanding of the design and installation of heat pumps systems.

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Course outline

9 modules • 14 assignments • 2:04 hours of video lectures

Welcome • 2 assignments
Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment.

  • Set up email notifications and your student profile
  • Introduce yourself on the discussion board
Module 1 • 1 assignments
Thermal performance of air-to-water heat pumps

This module reviews thermal performance considerations that are critical to designing efficient systems. It also covers henhanced vapor injection refrigeration systems and simulated seasonal system performance

  • Thermal performance of air-to-water heat pumps (33:08 minutes)
Module 2 • 1 assignments
Integrating boilers with air-to-water heat pumps

This modules explains the benefits of combining air-to-water heat pumps with boilers (either new or existing). It should proper piping and discusses control techniques.

  • Integrating boilers with heat pumps (11:37 minutes)
Module 3 • 1 assignments
Domestic water heating considerations using air-to-water heat pumps

This module describes different approaches for adding domestic water heating to systems using air-to-water heat pumps for space heating and cooling.

  • Domestic water heating considerations using air-to-water heat pumps (15:14 minutes)
Module 4 • 1 assignments
Air-to-water heat pump sizing considerations

This module shows how the sizing (heating capacity) of an air-to-water heat pump relates to how much of the seasonal heating load it can provide

  • Air-to-water heat pump sizing considerations (07:24 minutes)
Module 5 • 1 assignments
Installation details

This module covers several installation details for air-to-water heat pumps

  • Installation details (27:27 minutes)
Module 6 • 1 assignments
Example systems using air-to-water heat pumps

This module shows and explains several complete system configurations that range from heating-only to systems that provide heating, cooling, and domestic hot water.

  • Example systems using air-to-water heat pumps (18:01 minutes)
Module 7 • 1 assignments
New concepts for air-to-water heat pumps

This module explores several new "form factors" for air-to-water heat pumps.

  • New concepts for air-to-water heat pumps (11:19 minutes)
Conclusion • 5 assignments
Feedback and Additional Resources

This is our last module but you still have access to the all of course materials for 12 months (1 year), so keep working and you'll be able to complete the course at your own pace. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership. Enjoy the course and keep in touch!

  • Knowledge Check
  • 1 Year of Access to Course Materials
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey
  • Consider Joining as a HeatSpring Member
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate


  • John Siegenthaler

    P.E., Appropriate Designs
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    John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. “Siggy” has over 40 years of experience in designing modern hydronic systems. He is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association, and a... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. This 7 module course is delivered entirely online. This course is self-paced and you can set your own schedule to complete the materials. You can begin the lecture videos and other course materials as soon as you enroll. During your year of access the instructor will be in the course answering questions on the discussion board. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to generate a certificate of completion.
How long do I have access to the materials?
Students get unlimited access to the course materials as soon as they enroll and for one year (365 days) after enrollment. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world. After the one year of access expires, access can be extended by joining as a HeatSpring member. A single membership extends access to course materials for all past enrollments.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Yes, when you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our LinkedIn integration.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes please visit our [HeatSpring for Teams](/for_teams) page to get a group discount.

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