The Ultimate Heating and Cooling Systems Basics Quiz
When a home's heating or cooling systems fails, most home owners do not know what to do and call for a professional. Knowing some basic information about how heating and cooling systems work may help you deal with system mishaps by yourself. Take this quiz and see how good your knowledge of heating and cooling system basics is.
What is the power source for air conditioners?
A heat pump heats and _______ the air.
Some radiant systems depend on gravity. Why might this be a problem?
pipes slanting incorrectly
What is the key component of a thermostat?
Modern heating and cooling systems use what type of thermostat to control air temperature?
solid-state electronic thermostat
two exposed contacts
coiled bimetallic strips
How do your repair a faulty solid-state thermostat?
What is an advantage of solid-state thermostats?
What type of slab construction is needed for radiant heating systems?
Climate-controlled systems have how many basic components?
What control is used to regulate heating and cooling systems?
What can be a source for warm air?
furnace and air conditioner
What is a source for cool air?
In homes with central air, other than cool air, what will most likely flow through the same air ducts?
When using heating and cooling systems, how is air moved to the various rooms in a home?
Forced air systems use what mechanism to move air?
hot water pipes
Gravity systems are based on what principle?
hot air rising
cold air sinking
In radiant systems, what heats the water?
What is a common problem of forced-air systems?
What principle are the systems heating and cooling based on?
What goes up must come down.
Heat moves from a warm object to a cooler object.
Water flows from a higher level to a lower level.
In homes with central air, what does the thermostat usually regulate?