This TSA workshop is designed for:

  • Facility Maintenance staff who service & maintain natural gas & propane furnaces 

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to furnace tune-up procedures to help reduce seasonal heating cost. This “hands-on” workshop has been designed to meet the needs of both NEW and EXPERIENCED Maintenance Techs who must trouble-shoot and maintain gas furnaces. There will be many “hands-on” opportunities during the workshop to use meters and test equipment.

Workshop participants will learn appropriate installation techniques, preventive maintenance, cleaning procedures, proper airflow, and electrical trouble-shooting. They will also learn how to use a digital multimeter.  After a thorough explanation of how to use the meter, they will test various gas furnace components so that they will know exactly how to use the meter when they return to their agencies.  Workshop participants will be issued a digital multi-meter, which will be theirs to keep.  Participants will be provided a detailed workbook that explains how to do gas furnace trouble-shooting, which they can use as reference later on the job.  Each participant will also be presented a TSA certificate.

This comprehensive training session will provide participants with the skills necessary to trouble-shoot the components in modern gas furnaces.  With proper safety procedures having been thoroughly reviewed prior, live electrical circuits will be used during the class to test electrical components.

Participants will learn the fundamental concepts of furnace operation, and apply that knowledge, firsthand, using a wide range of furnace components and digital test equipment.  They will work from tech sheets and will receive individualized assignments to test furnace components… all done under the direct supervision of the workshop leader, who is a highly skilled professional trainer in HVAC and mechanical areas with many years of experience in the Industry.


First Day:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Second Day:  8:00 am – noon

 Major topics that will be covered during this training:

  1. Fundamental operation of gas fired forced air furnaces
  2. Safety procedures to be followed when servicing gas fired furnaces
  3. Furnace tune up principles
  4. Electrical safety procedures to be followed when trouble-shooting gas furnaces
  5. How to use a multimeter in trouble-shooting
  6. Venting system requirements for gas furnaces
  7. Combustion air requirements for gas furnaces
  8. Step by step trouble-shooting of major furnace components 

The following gas furnace parts will be tested during the workshop:

  1. Space heating and cooling thermostats
  2. Combination gas valves
  3. Fan and limit switches
  4. Multi-speed blower motors
  5. Pilot flame ignition systems
  6. Burner assemblies
  7. Thermocouples
  8. Control circuit transformers

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the operation of a gas furnace
  2. Understand safety procedures when working with gas furnaces
  3. State the functions of primary and secondary combustion air supplies
  4. Use a multi-meter to check gas furnace parts
  5. Check furnace-venting systems for proper operation
  6. Check a multi-speed motor winding
  7. Check a gas valve
  8. Check a control circuit transformer
Additional topics that will be covered during the workshop:
  1. Cleaning a gas furnace
  2. Finding common heat exchanger cracks
  3. Safely finding gas leaks
  4. Adjusting burners for proper lite-off
  5. Adjusting fan and limit switches
  6. Checking a thermocouple
  7. Adjusting a gas valve for proper flame height
  8. Checking and adjusting heating thermostats

To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.