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Fundamentals: Air Source Heat Pumps


Instructor: Michael Simons

Subjects: Renewable HVAC: HVAC Design

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Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) absorb heat from the air through a system of fluid-filled coils, condensers, and compressors. They offer a popular alternative to gas or electric heating systems by eliminating the use of fossil fuels in the home. They also have the added benefit of providing cooling as well as heating.

This course will provide an overview of the mechanics of this alternative heating system, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installation, capabilities, and control.


Participants will:
- Learn more about how clean energy solutions improve home performance and customer satisfaction
- Learn how an Air Source Heat Pump works
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of installation and control
- Understand the economic risks and benefits of ASHPs

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Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.


Michael Simons

Training & Development Manager, Abode Energy Management

In leading Abode’s training and development programs, Mike seeks to help people find joy in their work as they employ sound building science concepts that enhance customer experience. Having helped multiple home performance contractors grow strong through training thoughtful building analysts. Mike is focused on getting people to think the right way away about the...[more]

Course Outline

Fundamentals: Air Source Heat Pumps

  • ASHP 101 (1:04 hours) (Video - 01:03:58 hours)
  • Additional Resources (Text)

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