Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

Residential Furnace Heat Exchanger Inspection Seminar

  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • DoubleTree Hotel - 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD 20707
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About the Seminar

Heat Exchanger Training & Seminar Benefits

  • The most effective way to find and identify defects in the heat exchanger
  • Locate where defects most commonly occur
  • Metal behavior tendencies and histories of heat exchanger failure
  • The consistent defects in various heat exchangers over the past 50 years
  • Defects that occur in the newer, high-efficiency furnaces
  • After attending this seminar, service technicians will realize how many defective, unsafe furnaces they may have overlooked

 We let you see for yourself

Over 50 actual field-tested heat exchangers are brought right to the class room for your personal inspection. See the stress points, fracture zones, and design considerations which you MUST know in order to properly inspect a furnace.

Name brands and real-to-life examples

The heat exchangers reviewed come from actual inspections, just like the ones you perform as part of your daily routine. You will learn how to identify wear-patterns of various exchanger designs. By attending our heat exchanger training, you will be able to quickly see repeating trouble spots of various furnaces which can greatly decrease inspection time.


Who Should Attend

Every furnace installer and inspector can benefit from this seminar. The information presented represents over 50 years of combined expertise in the heating industry. Learn the secrets of the trade now so you can apply them throughout your career.

  • Company Owners
  • Service Managers
  • Heating Technicians

About the Instructors

Russell Prach

Russell Prach, son of Ellis, has grown up in this industry. Shadowing his father, Russell has acquired Ellis’ expertise on heat exchanger services, and is eager to pass it along. Russell’s passion and enthusiasm for this trade is contagious; you will see his enthusiasm transpire in his teaching methods as he captures the attention of each and every student or attendee.

Thanks to Russell's passion, both contractors, and home inspectors alike, leave the class inspired and excited to use their newfound knowledge in the field.

Christopher Prach

Meet the youngest instructor on our team, Christopher Prach. Although new to the training, Christopher grew up in this industry under Ellis, so heat exchanger training and servicing are both very familiar to him.

The knowledge he brings from his extensive field experience, accompanied by the expertise passed down from his father, Christopher makes a great addition to the instructing team. When Christopher is not on tour, aside from being a father, he oversees the field operations in our service company.


Registration is limited to 35 attendees. Reserve your spot today!

This class will start promptly at 8:00 am.  Attendees must arrive by 7:30 a.m. to check-in.

Included Materials:
  • A copy of the fully updated training manual
  • A booklet covering classroom materials
  • And a certificate of completion wallet card to each paid attendee

Attendees to Provide:

  • A good attitude, pen, and a flashlight

NATE Certified Attendees:

  • Must bring their NATE certification card to class (or know your number) to be credited the hours.  Attendees will sign a NATE continuing education form during class.

No Distraction Policy

Please be aware that there is a no distraction policy for this seminar.

  • No Distraction Policy. If a student is rude, being a distraction, or falls asleep during the class, they will immediately be dismissed and no refunds will be given for that student. We cannot waste valuable time on distractions. 

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