WaterFurnace Training: Smarter from the Ground Up™
WaterFurnace: Smarter from the Ground Up.

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Class Schedule

Course Descriptions

Training Staff

NATE Certification Credits

TRAINING MODULE DESCRIPTIONS

Residential Forced Air Equipment Training (RT2)

This course is designed for managers and technicians directly involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of forced air geothermal systems. Topics include a review of forced air products, features and accessories; installation requirements; unit controller operations; initial start-up evaluation; and performance verification by water, air and refrigeration analysis. Key topics are the Aurora control systems, AWL, Symphony and variable capacity compressor systems.

3 days

A general understanding of the principles and operation of geothermal heat pump systems.CEU Eligibility: This course qualifies for IGSHPA, NATE, and some state CEU requirements

Residential Hydronic Equipment Training (RT3)

This course is designed for contractors interested in using water-to-water geothermal equipment in various hydronic applications. Topics include a review of hydronic products, features and accessories; installation requirements; unit controller operations; initial start-up evaluation; and performance verification by water and refrigeration analysis. Attendees will also learn about key elements in the design, installation and operation of various hydronic distribution systems as it relates to geothermal hydronic equipment vs. conventional hydronic equipment. Other hydronic applications also discussed include snow/ice melt, swimming pools, process water, outdoor air tempering, and fan coils.

2 days

A general understanding of the principles and operation of geothermal heat pump systems and hydronic distribution systems.

This course qualifies for IGSHPA, NATE, and some state CEU requirements.

Residential Earth Loop Design & Installation (RT5)

This course is designed for individuals or companies seeking to get involved in the design and installation of residential earth loop systems for geothermal equipment. To broaden their understanding of the processes involved, HVAC contractors who sub-contract this portion of their geothermal systems are encouraged to attend as well. Topics include site surveys, soil classifications, header design, loop types, grouting vertical bores, fusion certification, building penetration, pressure drop, pump sizing, flushing and purging. Fort Wayne, IN training also includes a factory tour and hands-on training for flushing and filling, pond loop, vertical loop, and manifold design fusion.

3 days (4 days in Fort Wayne, IN only)

A basic understanding of the principles and operation of geothermal heat pump systems.

This course qualifies for some state CEU requirements.

This course is required for WaterFurnace Geothermal Services Contractor (GSC) status. This course also includes, upon successful completion, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Installer Accreditation.

Residential Geothermal Design Software Training (RT6)

This course is intended for sales personnel, system designers, architects and engineers involved in the design of residential geothermal systems. This course thoroughly covers all aspects of the Geothermal Design Studio (GDS) software for residential geothermal systems. Topics include building load information; utility rate profiles; equipment selection; earth loop configurations; comparisons to conventional hvac systems; circulating pump sizing and selection; and generating various sales reports.

2 days

Basic computer skills and understanding of HVAC system design.

While not required, it is strongly recommended that attendees bring laptop computers with the latest version of Geothermal Design Studio (GDS) software installed and registered.

Customizable One Day Training (RT7)

This custom training offering is designed for residential HVAC contractors looking to increase the geothermal knowledge base of their sales, installation and service personnel, but struggle to do so through regular training offerings because of time and budget constraints. A "menu" with a large variety of geothermal topics allows an owner or manager to create a focused, custom training session at their location for as many of their personnel as they can accommodate.

1 day

A general understanding of the principles and operation of geothermal heat pump systems.

This course qualifies for IGSHPA, NATE, and some state CEU requirements.

Commercial Forced Air Equipment Training (CT1)

This course is designed for mechanical contractors, facility managers and maintenance technicians directly involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of commercial forced air geothermal systems. Topics include a review of forced air products, features and accessories; installation requirements; unit controller operations; initial start-up evaluation; and performance verification by water, air and refrigeration analysis. Key topics are the Aurora and FX10 control systems and proper documentation of initial equipment start-up.

3 days

A general understanding of the principles and operation of geothermal heat pump systems.

This course is only held in Fort Wayne, IN

Commercial Hydronic Equipment Training (CT2)

This course is designed for mechanical contractors, facility managers and maintenance technicians directly involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of commercial hydronic geothermal systems. Topics include a review of hydronic products, features and accessories; installation requirements; unit controller operations; initial start-up evaluation; and performance verification by water and refrigeration analysis. Attendees will also learn about key elements in the design, installation and operation of various hydronic distribution systems as it relates to geothermal hydronic equipment vs. conventional hydronic equipment. Other hydronic applications also discussed include snow/ice melt, swimming pools, process water, outdoor air tempering, and fan coils.

Course length: 2 days

Prerequisite recommendations: A general understanding of the principles and operation of geothermal heat pump systems and hydronic distribution systems.

This course is only held in Fort Wayne, IN

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