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Description of Useful HVAC Terms

COURSE NO: M05-015
Description of Useful HVAC Terms
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course contains a compilation of almost 1000 bits and pieces of HVAC terminology, definitions and/or descriptions that will help resolve ambiguities in common usage of terms in normal interactions of people, infrastructure and environment. The compilation is arranged in an alphabetical order for easy referencing. The detailed description can be traced in handbooks and the web sites. This course document is a constant work in progress and your feedback is always welcome in an effort to continually update it.


This 5 PDH online course is aimed at mechanical, electrical, controls and HVAC engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, estimators, energy auditors and facility managers and other professionals who plan, design, construct, manage and use the building services infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the knowledge of the common HVAC terminology related to:

  • System design
  • Equipment selection
  • Indoor air quality
  • Controls interface
  • Electrical interface
  • Health & safety
  • Service functions
  • Maintenance aspects
  • Contracts management
  • Equipment Installation
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Equipment start-up
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Description of Useful HVAC Terms".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Description of Useful HVAC Terms (2.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


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 will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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