Building Heating Systems Test

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Building Heating Systems Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Energy, the capacity of doing work, is measured in which units?
    • A. 

      HP

    • B. 

      PSI

    • C. 

      °F

    • D. 

      BTU

  • 2. 
    Which is the most common type of heating system in New York City?
    • A. 

      Electrical Heating

    • B. 

      Hydronic Heating

    • C. 

      Steam Heating

    • D. 

      Forced Air Heating

  • 3. 
    Which is considered the cleanest type of fossil fuel for heating systems?
    • A. 

      #2 Fuel Oil

    • B. 

      Natural Gas

    • C. 

      Coal

    • D. 

      #4 Fuel Oil

  • 4. 
    Which of the following heating systems type tends to deliver the best comfort and  performance?
    • A. 

      Hydronic Heating

    • B. 

      Electrical Heating

    • C. 

      Steam Heating

    • D. 

      Forced Air Heating

  • 5. 
    What is the ideal potable Hot Water temperature for residential purpose as required by law?
    • A. 

      100°F

    • B. 

      120°F

    • C. 

      140°F

    • D. 

      160°F

  • 6. 
    A heating system produces 35 units of thermal heat when burning 40 units of thermal energy. What is the efficiency of the system?
    • A. 

      100% Efficiency

    • B. 

      114% Efficiency

    • C. 

      87% Efficiency

    • D. 

      35% Efficiency

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is considered a source of sustainable energy?
    • A. 

      Natural Gas

    • B. 

      Fuel Oil

    • C. 

      Coal

    • D. 

      Solar

  • 8. 
    "Air Vents" are a crucial component in which of the following heating distribution system?
    • A. 

      Electrical

    • B. 

      2-Pipe Steam

    • C. 

      1-Pipe Steam

    • D. 

      Hydronic

  • 9. 
    "Steam Traps" are a crucial component in which of the following heating distribution system?
    • A. 

      Electrical

    • B. 

      2-Pipe Steam

    • C. 

      1-Pipe Steam

    • D. 

      Hydronic

  • 10. 
    Multiple open apartment windows in the middle of the winter, most likely indicate that:
    • A. 

      Residents needed fresh air

    • B. 

      The apartment is over heated

    • C. 

      The apartment is under heated

    • D. 

      There are odors inside the apartment

  • 11. 
    What is the most likely cause for loud banging sound inside heating pipes?
    • A. 

      Building structural isues

    • B. 

      Someone is hammering the pipes

    • C. 

      Failed air vents

    • D. 

      Rodents and debris inside the heating pipes

  • 12. 
    What is the loud banging sound inside heating pipes normally called?
    • A. 

      Pipe bangs

    • B. 

      Pipe hammer

    • C. 

      Water hammer

    • D. 

      Water bangs

  • 13. 
    At what temperature does water become vapor/steam?
    • A. 

      182°F

    • B. 

      202°F

    • C. 

      212°F

    • D. 

      250°F

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