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 flues and chimneys, vent systems, fireplaces, and other wood heating appliances, and steam and electric heating systems.

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 - 3: Chimneys

Weeks 4 - 6: Wood Heating

Week 7: Mid-term Examination

Week 8: Steam Heating

Week 9: Electric Heating

Weeks 10-11: Wall and Floor Furnaces

Week 12: Final Examination

What You Will Learn

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

  • inspect the following to identify type, material, condition, safety concerns and other issues: steam heating systems, electric heating systems, gas space. heaters, fireplaces and/or solid fuel burning appliances, warm air/hot water/steam/radiant heat distributions systems, steam distribution systems, chimneys, and venting systems.
  • identify the common problems that apply to each heating system component named, as well as the causes and implications of each problem.
  • describe the inspection procedures involved with each component.
  • define and use proper terminology related to heating systems.


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 II 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 II Inspection
Publisher: Carson Dunlop
Link to Purchase: https://store.carsondunlop.com/schools/dalhousie-university/
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