Residential Energy Analyst Quiz


1. Which of the following best describes the job of a technical energy auditor?




2. One and a half square feet is equivalent to how many square inches?




3. How many dimensions are used to calculate volume?




4. Calculate the volume of a bulding with a length of 50'9", a width of 30'3", and a height of 8'.




5. Calculate the area of a knee wall in the shape of a triangle with a base of 12'6" and a height of 6'2". Round all figures to two decimal places.




6. Calculate the area in inches of an exterior door with dimensions of 6.67' by 3'.




7. Which of the following is an accurate definition of accountability?




8. Customer expectations of service should always be;




9. How a person looks, talks, writes, acts, and works determines whether a customer thinks they are a(n):




10. Understanding a customer's generation helps employees:




11. Who sets the standard for the expected level of customer service?




12. Excess carbon build up on and around burners and scorching on the front of a atmospheric gas boiler is likely caused by:




13. If a natural gas furnace cycle begins and ends twice before reaching the thermostat set point, this is a symptom of:




14. During a call for heat, the burner of a natural gas furnace cycles off after 6 minutes of runtime.
The fan continues to run, and after 3 minutes the burner cycles on and completes the heating cycle. This is a symptom of:




15. To accurately measure steady state temperature rise of a gas furnace, it is critical that:




16. Gross stack temperature minus combustion air temperature is the:




17. Complete combustion is only possible:




18. When testing a medium-efficiency gas furnace, the draft test location should be:




19. Turbulaiton of hot flue gases helps:




20. Flue gas levels of carbon monoxide air free in the venting system of natural gas, fuel oil,
and propane furnaces and boilers must never exceed:




21. Flue gas levels of oxygen for atmnospheric natural gas furnaces and boilers should be between:




22. The rate of combustion air intake for a Catagory I fan assisted atmospherically vented appliance is controlled by:




23. Increasing fuel pressure on a natural gas Category IV appliance will:




24. When checking an elecrtric water heater thermostat's settings:




25. Zero psia (pounds per square inch absolute) is:




26. The standard unit for measuring the quantity of heat in a substance is:




27. What is the ambient temperature?




28. A visual inspection of an entire air conditioning system reveals traces of oil fittings or connections. These traces are potentially:




29. A standard-efficiency natural gas furnace is identifiable by its:




30. A mid-efficiency propane furnace is identifiable by its:




31. Which is required to convey products of combustion to the outside from a mnid-efficiency furnace.




32. Gas leaks can be safely located.




33. Which is the most deadly product of incomplete combustion.




34. The AFUE rating of a heating system is the:




35. What type of burner has no air adjustment on a mid efficiency heating system.




36. One kilowatt is equivalent to:




37. The neutral wire on a 120-volt AC circuit is normally:




38. An electrical problem in which current is re-routed from its projected path to a path of much lower resistance is called a(n):




39. Which of the following has the highest resistance to current flow?




40. Which energy source produces most of the electricity in the U.S.?




41. Which of the following electrical conditions requires correction before adding insulation in an attic.




42. Compact fluorescent lamps use approximately:




43. How many tons(weight) of air moved by a 3-ton A/C system with a base of 400 cfm per ton over a 12-hour period of time.




44. What is the recommended CFM for the net free area of a return air filter grill per square inch?




45. Air flow is most affected by which of the following:




46. Air flow volume of an electric furnace can be calculated using the:




47. If an air conditioning system has excessive air flow:




48. The correct size of the return air pathway to the air handler can be determined by:




49. A(n)__________ is an instrument used to measure air velocities.




50. What is the recomended CFM for the net free area of a return air filter grill per square inch.




51. Which weighs more per cubic foot?




52. When using the temperature rise method to calculate air flow, which formula is used?




53. Which is the best test method for calculating total CFM when using an electric furnace?




54. Which best describes a blower door?




55. What is the primary purpose of a blower door?




56. Two identical homes are pressurized to the standard test pressure. Which has the greater air leakage?




57. Typical ex-filtration points of a structure are:




58. Typical infiltration points of a structure are:




59. What are the major components of a blower door assembly?




60. The primary purpose of a blower door fans adjustable configuration is to:




61. Rate air flow for a blower door tester can be calculated if:




62. Which blower door fan configuration allows the most air movement?




63. Flow sensors in a blower doors fan housing are designed to measure:




64. A differential pressure manometer measures pressure of one zone:




65. All differential pressure manometers have two taps, which are:




66. A blower door can induce or force air through:




67. Blower door results reveal potential energy savings by:




68. To protect the reference tube from fan generated turbulence, it is necessary to extend it:




69. A required step in preperation for a negative pressure blower door test is to:




70. What is the primary reason for closing interior garage doors before blower door testing?




71. What two divides operated in tandem most accurately quantify duct leakage to the outside of a structure?




72. When testing supply duct air leakage with a duct tester.




73. When Testing a duct systems air leakage using a duct tester.




74. The standard test pressure for measuring duct system tightness is:




75. The inverse of the U value is:




76. What is heat transmission loss?




77. What is heat infiltration loss?




78. R-value increases proportionately with the:




79. Outer elements of a building, including walls, windows, doors, roofs, and floors, including those below grade, is ASHRAE's description of:




80. A thermal break is:




81. Negative pressures measured in the lower levels of a structure and positive




82. How is building integrity determined?




83. What are some wind pathways for air penetration during heating season?




84. A thermal imager can detect:




85. Air leakage points and pathways can be located using a thermal imager while a blower door creates:




86. Which of the following is the most misleading influence for thermal images?




87. Scanning with a thermal imager while a blower door tester is operating is considered a(n)___process.




88. Which leaky faucet is most costly to a homeowner?




89. Outdoor water audit calculations include water usage for:




90. When water is not a provided utility, total water usage in a residence is found by:




91. Asbestos becomes a hazard when:




92. Lead is a safety concern because:




93. Which of the following older building products would most likely contain lead.




94. When disrupting discovered lead, contractors are required to:




95. If a marterial like asbestos is described as "friable," that means:




96. Which of the following is considered a type of mold?




97. Which of the following is used to eliminate mold?




98. Dead or living mold may cause health issues including:




99. Carbon monoxide poisoning is frequently misdiagnosed as:





100. The number one source of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in North America is:




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