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Basic Troubleshooting Geothermal Training – Day 1

September 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Module 1 – Basic Troubleshooting Geothermal is presented by PA Geothermal Heat Pump Association and hosted by the Smart Energy Initiative of Southeastern PA (SEI)

Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. A boxed lunch will also be provided.

Who should attend:

The comprehensive installation workshop is designed for GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, heating cooling mechanical engineers, trenching/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology.

Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training.

Course description:

Basic Troubleshooting Geothermal: Basic Troubleshooting covers many introductory and refresher topics to prepare a technician to perform diagnostics on our equipment. This course covers loop types, basic geothermal heat pump principles, and the refrigeration cycle. The course also includes how to troubleshoot a geothermal heat pump from the water and refrigeration systems, leak detection, TXV diagnosis, reversing valves, and other water source heat pump components. Basic component replacement is discussed, as well as controls and air and water-side analysis. This one day class is the perfect course for a new technician or a seasoned technician looking to brush up on skills.

8 hours earned for each:

Instructor: Jay A. Hammond – WaterFurnace

Mr. Hammond is a NATE Instructor and Proctor, IGSHPA Instructor, a NCCER Level 1-4 HVAC Instructor, and is certified as an instructor with various other organizations and State authorities.


SEI has cash training grants for PA residents. Cost for the course is $300, however you may be reimbursed up to 50% of your training costs upon completing a brief training grant application.

After you register, you will be sent a registration confirmation. Students will pick up their class materials at the class.

Cancellation policy: The full fee will be charged if you do not attend the workshop. However, you may designate another individual as your substitute.

Note: All courses are subject to cancellation by PA-GEO. PA-GEO will give all registrants notice in the event of a course cancellation at least 1 week prior to the scheduled date, unless the cancellation is weather related.

Contact PA-GEO to verify if a course has been cancelled before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.


Chester County health guidelines will be followed during the event.

Questions? Contact Jim Lauckner, Project Consultant

This event is funded in part by the Chester County Workforce Development Board.


September 19, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Chester County Economic Development Council
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341 United States
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