HVAC Design

Fundamentals: Air Source Heat Pumps

by Michael Simons • Last updated 02/2021

4.6/5 (view ratings)
316 students
1 module
1:03 hours
4 assignments

Course description

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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Full course outline

Module 1 - Fundamentals: Air Source Heat Pumps

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


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... Learn more


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by mohamed omar 07/27/2022

It really is a great role

by Chad Terrinoni 06/28/2022

i think this has some great information and would benefit anyone looking for ashp information

by Brandon Scheuermann, Partner, BCS Mechanical 02/02/2021

Great class for learning the basics of ASHP's!

by M. Rajesh 04/22/2020


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