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Mastering the Outdoor Reset Curve - Self Study

Dave Yates • Last updated 02/2021

4.6/5 (view ratings)
450 students
1 module
56 minutes
6 assignments

Course description

Ready to boost the value of your work, maximize fuel savings, and increase the comfort of your clients’ homes? In this free lecture plumbing and hydronics expert Dave Yates explains how to set up a reset curve, tailor it for any application, and present it to your customers in a way that will separate you from your competition.

You will also learn:

  • How to integrate the outdoor reset curve into retrofit systems
  • Why an accurate heat loss calculation is the rock-solid foundation
  • Why measuring existing radiation reveals the ECV (Energy Conservation Value) potential
  • Why low-temperature systems have higher ECV
  • How to put it all together for peak performance, ECV, and ROI

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Mastering The Outdoor Reset Curve

In this lecture, Dave explains the importance of understanding the outdoor reset curves, runs through how to perform the calculations, provides real-world examples, and answers several participant questions.

  • Presentation slides for "Mastering the Outdoor Reset Curve" (.pdf)
  • "Mastering the Outdoor Reset Curve (57 minutes) (56:59 minutes)
  • "Contractors' Corner - the Mannheim ECV Project"


Dave Yates

F.W. Behler

Born and raised in York, Pa., Dave began his career in the PHVAC trades in 1972. After serving his apprenticeship and working up to Master Plumber status, Dave struck out on his own in 1979. In 1985, Dave returned to the company where he had served his apprentice years and purchased F.W. Behler, Inc., a third-generation PHVAC firm that is celebrating 114 years of... Learn more


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450 students have taken this course

by Ivan Wishlow 02/22/2019

I had understood the base principle of outdoor reset curve before this; however I had a tough time selling it to the customer. Now I feel more educated and ready to explain to my customers how they can benefit from utilizing it.

by Scott W 10/16/2018

by Michael Ciofalo 09/24/2017

A great lecture about a little understood subject - must see!

by Jerry Wiles 08/25/2017

Presented in an entertaining and graspable format...

by Thomas Soukup, President , Patriot Water Heater Co 03/21/2017

ODR and sales information in one class, Thank you

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