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Quiz Questions

Section I- HVAC Distribution System


1.) What is the ideal CO2 level inside a building?
a. 400-600 ppm
b. 1,500- 2,000 ppm
c. 2,000- 3,000 ppm
d. 800- 1,000 ppm

2.) What piece of equipment is used to bring in more outdoor air during favorable
weather conditions?

a. Variable Frequency Drive


b. Economizer
c. Boiler
d. Chiller

3.) Which type of system is most commonly seen in hotels?


a. Central
b. Split
c. Variable air volume
d. Package terminal air conditioning

Section II- Roof Top Units


4.) True or False: Condensate lines have a risk of freezing on the roof.
a. True
b. False

5.) What level of efficiency do roof top units generally operate at?
a. 70%
b. 90%
c. 80%
d. 95%

6.) True or False: Heat is pumped from the condenser coils and exhausted through
the cooling coils.
a. True
b. False

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Section III- Chillers
7.) Reciprocating, screw, centrifugal, and scroll are examples of different types of:
a. HVAC systems
b. Boilers
c. Furnaces
d. Chillers

8.) What are the cooling options for chillers?


a. Air cooling
b. Water cooling
c. Air or water cooling
d. None of the above

9.) True or False: Isolation valves increase heat loss in idle units and increase
pumping energy.
a. True
b. False

Section IV- Boilers


10.) In order to avoid condensation from occurring in the heat exchanger, hot water
boilers must be kept above which temperature?
a. 100oF
b. 140oF
c. 120oF
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d. 180 F

11.) Which of the following is a type of boiler?


a. Water-tube
b. Fire-tube
c. Cast-iron
d. All of the above

12.) Which of the following statements is true?


a. Standard boilers have high efficiency at a low load.
b. Condensing boilers have poor efficiency at a low load.
c. Standard boilers have poor efficiency at a low load, and condensing
boilers have poor efficiency at a high load.
d. None of the above

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Section V- Steam Traps
13.) When steam blows through a trap, this is known as:
a. Failed closed
b. Loose scale
c. Machine gunning
d. Failed open

14.) What type of equipment can you use to ensure that your steam trap is working
correctly?
a. IR camera
b. Ultrasonic probe
c. Ultrasonic headphones
d. All of the above

15.) What percentage of failed open is common for steam traps?


a. 35%
b. 30%
c. 20%
d. 10%

Section VI- Ground Source Heat Pumps


16.) True or False: Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) have short-term payback.
a. True
b. False

17.) All GSHPs have high efficiency.


a. True
b. False

18.) GSHPs can reduce the costs generated by electric or propane heat.
a. True
b. False

Section VII- HVAC-PTAC


19.) True or False: HVAC-package terminal air conditioning is often found in hotels.
a. True
b. False

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20.) Electric resistance heating is less expensive than heat pumps.
a. True
b. False

21.) PTAC controls are generally found on the unit or wall.


a. True
b. False

Section VIII- HVAC- Ventilation


22.) At which level should indoor CO2 levels should be?
a. Between 1,2000- 1,400 ppm
b. Between 2,000-2,400 ppm
c. Between 800- 1,000 ppm
d. Between 3,000- 3,500 ppm

23.) True or False: If a building is at 400 ppm, it is likely being over-ventilated.


a. True
b. False

24.) CO2 levels become fatal when they reach:


a. 5,000 ppm
b. 10,000 ppm
c. 20,000 ppm
d. 30,000 ppm

Section IX- Controls


25.) True or False: All building control systems are the same.
a. True
b. False

26.) True or False: After 50 years, pneumatic control systems become obsolete.
a. True
b. False

27.) True or False: In some cases, it is better for buildings to have simple thermostats
rather than a computerized control system.
a. True
b. False

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Section X- Radiator Valves
28.) True or False: Radiator valves are a good alternatives for spaces that tend to
overheat and don’t have thermostats for control of radiators or hot water
convectors.
a. True
b. False

29.) True or False: Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) can identify temperature
changes from occupants.
a. True
b. False

30.) True or False: When the temperature reaches a set level on TRVs, hot
water/steam continues to enter the radiator.
a. True
b. False
Section XI- Furnaces
31.) True or False: Condensing furnaces have polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flues.
a. True
b. False

32.) True or False: Condensing furnaces are up to 97% (annual fuel utilization
efficiency) AFUE.
a. True
b. False

33.) PVC pipes are more effective than metal pipes.


a. True
b. False.
Section XII- Domestic Hot Water
34.) What temperature should domestic hot water be set at for general use?
a. 120°F
b. 110°F
c. 130°F
d. 150°F

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35.) True or False: The temperature for domestic hot water should be increased in
locations that require more heat.
a. True
b. False
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36.) True or False: PVC pipes cannot be used in domestic hot water heaters.
a. True
b. False

Section XIII- Lighting


37.) What is light output measured in?
a. Footcandles
b. Illuminance
c. Therms
d. Lumens

38.) What is the efficacy of an incandescent bulb?


a. 20 lumens per watt
b. 50 lumens per watt
c. 10 lumens per watt
d. 15 lumens per watt

39.) True or False: T5 are the same efficacy as a high performance T8.
a. True
b. False

40.) True or False: Payback is generally two years for LED Exit Signs.
a. True
b. False

41.) How much energy can a high performance T8 save over a standard T8?
a. 25%
b. 30%
c. 40%
d. 50%

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Section XIV- Motors
42.) How much electric usage can Variable Frequency Drives save?
a. 5- 10%
b. 20-80%
c. 10-20%
d. 90-100%
Explanation: VFDs can save 20-80% in electrical usage.
43.) VFDs are typically added to motors above:
a. 2 hp
b. 1 hp
c. 5 hp
d. 4 hp
Explanation: These are typically added to motors above 2 hp running 2,000
hours per year that are being restricted or throttled.
44.) True or False: Fine bubble aeration is a good option for wastewater treatment
plants.
a. True
b. False