Preparing for the NATE Exam: Gas and Oil Heating
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Preparing for the NATE Exam: Gas and Oil Heating
Preparing for the NATE Exam is a series of training manuals designed to give HVACR technicians and installers the tools they need to be successful in mastering the key concepts required to pass the NATE examinations. Each manual in the series is written in clear and concise language and illustrated with full color graphics that clarify important details.
The Gas and Oil Heating title is approximately 134 pages and includes the following topics:
• Introduction to Gas and Oil Heating
• Furnace Installation
• Air Flow
• Oil Burners
• Oil Tanks
• Preventive Maintenance
Most of today’s residential and light commercial fossil fuel heating systems use either gas or oil as the fuel source. Much of the information in this book is relative to both types of systems. There are some differences between gas and oil, of course, and those differences are noted so that the technician who wishes to become NATE-certified can prepare for either the Gas Heating exam or the Oil Heating exam. The final three Chapters in this book are devoted to oil systems.
NATE exams are available at RSES Chapter events, regional conferences, seminars, and at the RSES Annual International Conference. Contact your local RSES Chapter, RSES Headquarters (800-297-5660), or NATE (877-420-6283 or www.natex.org) for a testing organization near you. NATE Service Reviews are available on CD-ROM. Core, gas furnace, and heat pump and air conditioning test refresher DVD/CDs are available as well.
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Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.
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