Duct System Optimization
Certification Course

Duct System Optimization

Air Distribution Diagnostics & System Renovation

 

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Test and Improve Poorly Performing HVAC Systems

Do you want to provide your customers the very best comfort and energy efficiency, as well as a safe and healthy indoor environment?

It's a known fact that typical air distribution systems across North America lose, on average, 43% of an HVAC system's efficiency.

Your customers don't have to live with these substandard systems. Now you can provide real solutions!

Learn how to deliver high quality, profitable duct system renovations that really work! Set yourself apart from competitors by knowing how to optimize a duct system so it delivers the heating and cooling the equipment was designed to provide. The process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the existing duct system design, equipment sizing, followed by verification of real-time performance - not simulations.

You will then learn how to uncover air distribution upgrade opportunities to deliver the highest quality, comfort, and performance your customers want and are willing to pay for.

Unique HVAC Industry Certification

For the first time, the HVAC Industry has a certification that addresses the vital importance of ductwork in the overall performance of a mechanical system. By taking this class and passing the exam at the end of Day 2, you will earn the Duct System Optimization Specialist certification.

This is the only certification of its kind and once earned, will set you light years ahead of your competition. Add this to your company's portfolio of performance-based NCI certifications and deliver true system performance to all your customers.

NCI certifications are valid for two years. Recertification is achieved with 8 hours of NCI continuing education.

What you get:

  • 16 hours of live training over a 2-day period. Optional 8 hours on day 3 - Residential Air Balancing
  • A printed workbook
  • A portable Field Reference Guide designed to help you perform field testing and diagnostics
  • Numerous downloadable materials including NCI's exclusive Test Procedures, Fan and Duct Sizing Tables, Filter Sizing Procedures, Grille and Register Selection, a Manufacturers Engineering Data Locator, and more – 23 downloads in all!
  • By completing this class, you qualify for NCI's Duct System Optimization Specialist certification exam
  • Qualify for 16 NCI Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertifying up to two existing NCI certifications (additional recertification fees apply).

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Duct System Optimization Program Overview

Introduction to Air Distribution Upgrade

  • Overview of Air Distribution System Upgrades
  • Test and Diagnose to Discover Upgrade Opportunities
  • Use Static Pressure Budgets and Measure Fan Capacity
  • How To Generate Customer Interest
  • Create a Floor Plan and Duct Schematic
  • Establish Airflow Requirements
  • Measure Airflows and Pinpoint Deficiencies

Optimize the Duct System

  • Fan, Coil, and Filter Selection
  • Hands-on Fan, Coil, and Filter Sizing
  • Duct Airflow Principles
  • Upgrade the Air Distribution System
  • Perform an Air Distribution Upgrade
  • Grilles, Registers, and Diffuser Selection
  • Step-by-step test-in/test-out procedures
  • Class Review and Exam Preparation

Testing & Balancing Residential Systems

(Must have current Residential Air Balancing Certification or take the first 2 days of System Performance or Duct Optimization)
  • History and purposes of balancing
  • Measuring static pressure
  • Using a balancing hood
  • Performing an airflow traverse
  • Preparing for a balancing project
  • Setting fan airflow
  • Air test and balance procedures
  • Overcoming obstacles in the field
  • Final testing and documentation

 


Duct System Optimization Training Fees (Certification fees not included)


Duct System Optimization 2-Day Training Fees

Training only - Nonmember Price: $595
Training only - Member Price: $565

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $28 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $85 NCI Bucks!

Residential Air Balancing 1-Day Class Training Fees

(Prerequisite: Duct System Optimization or Residential System Performance Certification)

Training only - Nonmember Price: $495
Training only - Member Price: $470

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $23 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $70 NCI Bucks!

Call 800-633-7058 for Residential Air Balancing Registration Options


Duct System Optimization & Residential Air Balancing Training 3-Day Bundle

Training only - Nonmember Price: $925
Training only - Member Price: $875

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $44 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $131 NCI Bucks!

Certification Fees:

Duct System Optimization Specialist certification exam: $95 per exam
Residential Air Balancer certification exam: $95 per exam

NCI certifications are valid for two years. Recertification is achieved with 8 hours of NCI continuing education.

Recertification:

Up to 16 NCI Recertification hours are also available with this class – Call Customer Care at 800-633-7058 to enroll in Recertification. CLICK HERE to view qualifying Recertifications for this class.

Recertification Fees: With paid Duct System Optimization class and certification exam above: Add $95 per 8-hour qualifying recertification – maximum two recertifications.

Recertification Training Fees: Recertification only- 8-hours of Duct System Optimization training (training included - no certification exam): $425 per Recertification

Continuing Education Credit

This class qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for NATE and BPI recertification, and for licensing CEUs in several states. CLICK HERE To learn more.

To learn more about NCI's Residential Air Balancing training and certification, please visit this page.


Upcoming Training Events:

Duct System Optimization & Residential Air Balancing Certification Program

Oct 12 thru Oct 14 Dayton OH
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Oct 12 thru Oct 14 Cranston RI
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Duct System Optimization & Residential Air Balancing Certification Program

Oct 26 thru Oct 28 Minneapolis/ Bloomington MN
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Duct System Optimization & Residential Air Balancing Certification Program

Nov 09 thru Nov 11 Houston/Jersey Village TX
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