This 3-hour class is an introduction and overview to the basics of design, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of both gas-fired and electric central air heating systems. Components for both Electric and Gas fired systems will be identified and detailed in their operation and diagnostics. Safety and preventative maintenance processes for traditional designs will be covered, and alternate types of systems such as baseboard electric and hydronic equipment can be discussed at the student’s request. Minimal "hands-on" training provided.
Topics covered in this class will include:
• Lock-out / Tag-out for gas and electric utilities
• Safe work practices common to heating diagnostics and repairs
• The operation of typical Electric and Gas heating systems
• Identification and operation of typical components of heating systems
• Installation and operation of thermostats to control and run heating systems
• Preventative maintenance and Troubleshooting techniques
• The dangers associated with Carbon Monoxide and it’s sources
Michael Olvera’s decision to accept a position as Porter in 1993 has led to a 20+ year career in multifamily maintenance. Michael’s proven ability was rewarded as he was progressively promoted and naturally, transitioned into the role Maintenance Supervisor in 1997. Michael’s range of expertise in all aspects of facilities maintenance from managing new construction lease-up to renovating 20 year old apartment communities has given him the ability to share his expertise by training maintenance technicians. As a Market Trainer in Fort Worth Texas for HD Supply, Michael is excited to share his experience with property management and maintenance professionals currently holding certifications, EPA Type Universal, NSPF Certified Pool Operator and more recently acquiring his Texas Real Estate license.