Types of Heating & Cooling Systems


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This type of system requires ductwork to move hot or cold air throughout the home, but may be less expensive to install than other options, like geothermal systems.

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1. This system can distribute heat through hot water tubing installed under the floors.

2. This system utilizes heating elements hidden inside panels that run along of the walls of a home.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet assessment provides a fast and efficient way you can measure your knowledge of heating and cooling systems. You must have the ability to identify specific systems based on given descriptions in order to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz requires you know about:

  • Which system incorporates the use of ductwork and is usually less expensive to install
  • The system that uses hot water tubing under the floors to distribute heat
  • The system that utilizes heating elements placed inside panels in a home's walls
  • The name of the system that relies on the somewhat consistent temperature of the earth to heat/cool an area
  • Which system is used for heating and cooling, is inexpensive to run but costly to install

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the heating/cooling system that uses the temperature of the earth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what systems are inexpensive and expensive to install
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what systems use hot water tubing under the floors and heating elements in the walls

Additional Learning

Expand your understanding of these systems by using the lesson titled Types of Heating & Cooling Systems. Detailed information covered in this lesson includes:

  • Which system involves the use of a furnace
  • What is meant by the term 'registers'
  • How panels installed in the walls can be heated other than using hot water
  • What disadvantages are associated with a radiant heat system
  • Which system provides heat but does not cool a home