Heating And Air Conditioning Quiz! Trivia Questions

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Heating And Air Conditioning Quiz! Trivia Questions

See if you can answer the trivia questions in this heating and air conditioning quiz. Many buildings have installed air conditioning in their houses or equipment to regulate the amount of heat, especially during the cold season, or as a way of preserving foodstuffs. Do you know some of the HVAC rules that one should follow? Do take this quiz and see what you know about heating and air-conditioning


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    By definition, heat...
    • A. 

      ...is expensive

    • B. 

      ...rises

    • C. 

      ...stays where it is

    • D. 

      ...moves from areas of hot to cold

  • 2. 
    BTU stands for:
    • A. 

      British Thermal Unit

    • B. 

      Bar Therm per Uncia

    • C. 

      Board of Trade Unit

    • D. 

      Barrels per Tonne (United Kingdom)

  • 3. 
    Why do the ice cubes shrink in your freezer?
    • A. 

      They melt

    • B. 

      Ice decreases in size as it gets colder

    • C. 

      Humidity is lower in the freezer air than in the ice cube causing sublimation

    • D. 

      H20 only expands when it reaches the freezing point

    • E. 

      I never knew ice cubes could shrink. I'll go take a look in my freezer.

  • 4. 
    To keep your house warm, what is the most efficient size of the furnace to heat your home?
    • A. 

      80,000 BTU/hr

    • B. 

      One that comes on 10 minutes every hour on the coldest day of the year

    • C. 

      One that comes on all day on the coldest day of the year

    • D. 

      Bigger the better

  • 5. 
    A BTU is calculated by:
    • A. 

      Raising/lowering 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      Raising/lowering 1 litre of water 1 degree Celsius

    • C. 

      Both equal the same

  • 6. 
    Do EnergyStar high-efficiency propane furnaces, EnergyStar high-efficiency oil furnaces, and EnergyStar high-efficiency geothermal units all run at a similar efficiency?
    • A. 

      Yes, EnergyStar ratings are applied to all heating units evenly

    • B. 

      No, EnergyStar propane units are only better then other propane units, same with oil and geothermal units.

    • C. 

      No, the geothermal unit takes electricity to run therefore cannot be as efficient as propane or oil to heat a home

  • 7. 
    How much energy does it take to turn one unit of ice into the water at 32°F verses the increasing the same unit of water 1°F?
    • A. 

      It takes twice the amount of energy to melt ice than raise it 1°F

    • B. 

      It takes 7 times the amount of energy to melt ice than raise it 1°F

    • C. 

      It takes half the amount of energy to melt ice than raise it 1°F

    • D. 

      It takes 144 times the amount of energy to melt ice than raise it 1°F

  • 8. 
    Does a home with an inside temperature of 72°F (21°C) and with a relative humidity of 50% feel warmer than a home at 72°F (21°C) and with a relative humidity of 30%?
    • A. 

      The home at 72°F (21°C) and with a relative humidity of 50% feels warmer

    • B. 

      The home at 72°F (21°C) and with a relative humidity of 30% feels warmer

    • C. 

      Both would feel the same

  • 9. 
    In central Ontario, what is the ratio between the quantity of BTUs it requires to heat a home in the winter versus cooling the same home in the summer (generally speaking)?
    • A. 

      Anywhere from 10:1 to 15:1

    • B. 

      About the same

    • C. 

      Anywhere from 2:1 to 6:1

  • 10. 
    Where does the heat from behind your fridge come from?
    • A. 

      The bottom of the fridge

    • B. 

      Turning water into ice and keeping the contents of the fridge cold

    • C. 

      From running the compressor

  • 11. 
    By increasing the atmospheric pressure on a liquid...
    • A. 

      Nothing happens

    • B. 

      The freezing point is lower then regular

    • C. 

      The boiling point is lower then regular

    • D. 

      The boiling point is higher then regular

    • E. 

      What has this to do with heating and cooling?

  • 12. 
    What does CFM stand for?
    • A. 

      Cubic Feet per Minute

    • B. 

      Cubic Femtojoule per Meter

    • C. 

      Celsius For Meter

  • 13. 
    How many BTU's in a kW?
    • A. 

      12000 BTUs

    • B. 

      1.34 BTUs

    • C. 

      3412 BTUs

    • D. 

      1200 BTUs

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Simply by not heating your house, the temperature would be the same throughout.

    • B. 

      Open all the registrars wide open.

    • C. 

      Turn the fan on continually.

    • D. 

      Increase the temperature on the thermostat