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The Ultimate Heating and Cooling Systems Maintenance Quiz
by Staff
Save some money with do-it-yourself heating and cooling system maintenance tips. Knowing some maintenance tips can help you keep your home warm and cozy in the winter, and cool in the summer. Take this quiz to see how hot or cold your heating and cooling system maintenance knowledge is.

To repair your heating and cooling system, what tool may be needed?

  • screwdriver
  • wrench
  • both answers

What item will help you see what is going on inside your air blower?

  • flashlight
  • magnifying glass
  • telescope

What type of cement is used for heating and cooling systems?

  • gypsum
  • refractory
  • slag

If a gas fueled heating system does not power, what may be the problem?

  • cannot ignite
  • pilot light out
  • both answers

With heating and cooling systems, how many different main components can malfunction?

  • one
  • two
  • three

What is a main component of heating and cooling systems?

  • source for heat
  • source for cold
  • both answers

For heating and cooling systems, what component moves the warm or cold air?

  • distribution system
  • evacuation system
  • humidifying system

What heat sensitive mechanism is a main component of heating and cooling systems?

  • thermostat
  • control to regulate
  • both answers

How long should you wait to press the reset button on your heating or cooling unit?

  • 10 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 45 minutes

Before working on your heating and cooling system, what should you do?

  • turn power off
  • turn power on
  • press the reset button

What may indicate a electrical problem?

  • fuse blows
  • circuit trip
  • both answers

What should you do if there is an electrical problem?

  • Call a technician.
  • Clean the filter.
  • Replace the fuses.

For a gas furnace, what must be lit for proper operation?

  • pilot light
  • candle
  • firecracker

If an oil powered furnace will not turn on, what should you check?

  • oil supply
  • filter
  • circuit breaker

How many heating and cooling system components may dirt effect?

  • one
  • two
  • three

What is the most important step in heating and cooling system maintenance?

  • cleaning
  • lubricating
  • belt adjustment

What component of a heating and cooling system has a belt?

  • motor
  • heat and cool source
  • distribution

What main component of heating and cooling systems is the most complicated?

  • source for warm and cool air
  • distribution
  • thermostat

What main component of heating and cooling systems is most likely to be neglected?

  • source for warm and cool air
  • distribution
  • thermostat

For heating and cooling systems, problems in what component area may lead to distribution problems?

  • furnace
  • air conditioner
  • both answers