Course Description

The course is 66 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 5-6 hours per week on the course.

This course covers various installed heating systems including gas and oil furnaces and hot water boilers. The focus is on the inspector's ability to recognize the energy source, condition, and safety concerns as well as inspecting the actual heating equipment.

Course Outline

Each week has required readings from the textbook. There are a total of five assignments and two examinations in this course.

Weeks 1 - 4: Furnaces: Gas and Oil - Part 1

Weeks 5 - 7: Furnaces: Gas and Oil - Part 2

Week 8: Mid-term Examination

Weeks 9 - 11: Hot Water Boilers

Week 12: Final Examination

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Inspect the various heating systems (gas-fired, forced air, oil-fired forced air and hot water heating systems)
  • Define and use proper terminology related to the heating systems named above
  • Identify the common problems with each heating system as well as the causes and implications of each system
  • Document and report on each inspection procedures with each system


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Home Inspection.

Recommended For

  • Established home inspectors with a need to stay current in their chosen industry.
  • Those wanting to enter an exciting and growing profession.
  • Those wanting a better understanding of how important components of heating systems within a residential structure work.
  • Property risk managers who want to be more informed to perform their role.
  • Home renovators wanting to hone their skills and expand their competencies.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Heating I Inspection
Online - Synchronous
Sep 06, 2021 to Nov 28, 2021
Total Learning Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $375.00
Reading List / Textbook
Home Inspection Training Program: Heating I Inspection
Publisher: Carson Dunlop
Link to Purchase: https://store.carsondunlop.com/schools/dalhousie-university/
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