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All About Gas Fireplaces

COURSE NO: M03-031
PDH CREDIT: 3
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
All About Gas Fireplaces
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the basics of gas fireplaces and briefly describes their different types, venting systems, efficiency ratings, ignition and controls, as well as their heat exchange and transfer. It also describes what to look for in a safe, energy-efficient gas fireplace as well as the problems that can be encountered with certain technologies. This course also provides information about where to locate the fireplace for maximum benefit and efficiency.

 

Changes in the way houses are built and renovated have made most contemporary homes incompatible with conventional wood-burning fireplaces. Most notably, the increased insulation and improved air-tightness of today's homes run counter to the large amounts of air required by conventional wood fireplaces. Such fireplaces are also extremely inefficient and produce high levels of harmful emissions, which pollute outdoor air and can have dangerous effects on indoor air quality. Some new fireplace designs offer a safe, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional wood fireplaces.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, architects, designers, contractors, homeowners, and gas fireplace manufacturers.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the different types of gas fireplaces and their venting systems
  • Familiarizing with common efficiency ratings
  • Familiarizing with different types of ignitions and controls
  • Understanding the basics of heat exchange and transfer
  • Knowing where to locate a fireplace for maximum benefit
  • Understanding the safety tips for operating a gas fireplace
  • Learning how to use the gas fireplace efficiently
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the publication "All About Gas Fireplaces" by the Office of Energy Efficiency of the Natural Resources Canada, revised March 2004.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
All About Gas Fireplaces (449 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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