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Heat Recovery Ventilators

COURSE NO: M02-049
Heat Recovery Ventilators
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the need for mechanical ventilation in homes as well as explains the components of an HRV system, how to operate and maintain the system, and how to solve operating problems.


The importance of ventilation in today's more energy-efficient homes is universally recognized. Introduced as a requirement for airtight homes, continuous ventilation systems are now common in new housing and major home renovations. Because of the energy savings generated, the system of choice is often a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV).


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to architects, engineers, designers, contractors, homeowners, and manufacturers interested in gaining a better understanding in residential heat ventilators.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the need for mechanical ventilation in houses
  • Understanding the HRV system
  • Learning how to operate the HRV
  • Familiarizing with the HRV routine maintenance procedures
  • Familiarizing with the HRV troubleshooting guide
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Heat Recovery Ventilators" publication of the Natural Resources provided by Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heat Recovery Ventilators (1.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 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 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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