A study of heat pumps, heat pump control circuits, defrost controls, auxiliary heat, air flow, and other topics related to heat pump systems.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Explain a reverse cycle system
  • List the mechanical and electrical components for the heat pump operation
  • Explain the operation of heat pump modes including cooling, heating, defrost, emergency heat, and auxiliary heat mode
  • Identify and explain different methods of accomplishing defrost
  • Charge a system correctly in the heating and cooling mode
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical components
  • Perform tests for adequate air flow
  • Determine balance point and coefficiency of performance (C.O.P.)
  • Define attributes of geothermal heat pump systems

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 32.0
Lab hours: 32.0