Basic HVAC Electricity – Section 1

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Contractor Academy
Get Started

Basic HVAC Electricity – Section 1: Foundations

This course will provide a basic understanding of electricity as it relates to the HVAC industry. Several sections are scheduled to be released. By the end of all the sections, there should be a good understanding of HVAC electrical items, and the ability to test the basic HVAC electrical circuits.

The layout for each lesson within each section is to:

  • Describe the electrical item we are going over and what it does
  • Show how it applies to the HVAC industry
  • Outline how to troubleshoot the component
  • Identify the symbol on an electrical diagram
  • Explain how to read an electrical diagram.

This course is applicable for new technicians, as well as experienced ones. In addition, it can become a foundational training tool within the whole department, as everyone is now on the same page.

Section 1: Foundations – 5 lessons, ranging in length from 10 – 36 min

When finished with Section 1, be sure to move onto Section 2: Common Components.


You will have a quiz after each lesson. You need to receive a passing grade of 80% or better to move onto Section 2.

Field Assignments

Periodically, we will be giving you Field Assignments. These are assignments where we challenge you to apply what you have learned, out in the field. You will not be required to report back.

Manuals, Tutorials and Resources

A complete pdf manual for Section 1 has been uploaded to the first lesson. Be sure to download it before you start the video.

We’ve included a lot of tutorials and references in this course. Once you enroll, you will have access to a private page that will contain all the useful charts and tutorials, so you can access them out in the field!

Click on the Lesson 1 title below to access the videos.

Free Resource

Knowing how to keep your business profitable is more important than ever.

Download our FREE e-book today and learn how you can keep your business running well for years to come, even when other businesses fail.