About this course

This course teaches you how to design forced air distribution equipment in heat pump systems. It builds on courses like "Heat Pump System Fundamentals".

You'll learn:

  • Ducting materials
  • Duct system design concepts
  • Types of supply air diffusers and return air grills
  • Filtering and air cleaning systems
  • Hydronic air-handler configurations

At the end of the course you'll take a knowledge check to make sure you learned the most important points.

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

5 modules • 13 assignments • 3:03 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
Ducting materials

  • Ducting Materials (26:11 minutes)
Module 2 • 2 assignments
Duct system design concepts

  • Introduction to Static Pressure Measurements (38:14 minutes)
  • Duct System Design Concepts 1 (31:54 minutes)
Module 3 • 1 assignments
Types of supply air diffusers and return air grills

  • Grilles, registers, and diffusers (26:31 minutes)
Module 4 • 1 assignments
Filtering and air cleaning systems

  • Filtering and air cleaning equipment (32:55 minutes)
Module 5 • 1 assignments
Hydronic air-handler configurations

  • Air handling equipment (27:28 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!

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

Continuing Education Units

Approved for the following CEUs

  • 1 BPI CEUs


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Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. This 5 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 page to get a group discount.

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