Course detail

Heating and Heat Sources

FSI-EVZAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course is an introduction to the basic heat sources for family houses. During the lessons students will be gradually acquainted with boilers for solid and gaseous fuels, heat pumps, thermal solar systems and heating with electricity. The second half of the course will be devoted to hot-water heating systems, their types, connections and design.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Thermomechanics (6TT), Basics of Indoor Environmental Engineering, Combustion Devices and Air Protection,

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars and worked out protocols from measurements. The exam is written with possible oral correction and will verify knowledge in the field of theoretical preparation.

Participation in the exercises is controlled by the exercise leader. Exercises are compulsory. The student will make up for an excused absence in agreement with the exercise leader.
Lectures are optional.


Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to acquaint students with all aspects of the heating of family houses, ie to determine the correct source of heat and design the heating system.
Objective of the course - learning outcomes and competences: Students will gain advanced knowledge of solving engineering problems in the area of heat demand determination, and design of sources and heating systems for family houses. This knowledge will be applicable in the areas of energy, heating, heating, air-conditioning and technical installations of buildings, can be applied in manufacturing plants, investors and operators.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BALÁŠ, Marek. Kotle a výměníky tepla. Vyd. 3. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2019. ISBN 978-80-214-4770-7.
BAŠTA, Jiří. Otopné plochy - otopná tělesa. 2. přepracované vydání. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2016. ISBN isbn978-80-01-05943-2.
MATUŠKA, Tomáš. Solární zařízení v příkladech. Praha: Grada, 2013. Stavitel. ISBN isbn978-80-247-3525-2.
BROŽ, Karel. Vytápění. V Praze: Nakladatelství ČVUT, 2006, ISBN 80-01-02536-5.

Recommended reading

VAVŘIČKA, Roman. Příprava teplé vody. Praha: Společnost pro techniku prostředí, 2017. Sešit projektanta - pracovní podklady, 3. ISBN 978-80-02-02713-3.
ČSN EN 12831. Tepelné soustavy v budovách - výpočet tepelného výkonu. 1. Praha: Český normalizační institut.
ČSN 06 0320 Tepelné soustavy v budovách - Příprava teplé vody - Navrhování a projektování. Praha: český normalizační institut,


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Heat demand, heat loss of buildings
2. Natural gas
3. Natural gas boilers
4. Solid fuels
5. Solid fuel boilers
6. Heat pumps
7. Solar systems
8. Electric boilers
9. Connection of heat sources, heat accumulation
10. Hydronic heating systems
11. Heating system components, radiators, floor heating, valves
12. Regulation of heating systems
13. Domestic hot water production

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Boiler room legislation, safety
2. Standards
3. Gas boilers efficiency measurement
4. Gas boiler emissions measurement
5. Solid fuel boilers efficiency measurement
6. Heat pumps efficiency measurement
7. Determination of Seasonal performance factors
8. Determination of solar system performance
9. Storage tank sizing
10. Requirements for heating systems
11. Operation of heating systems
12. Determination of heating curve
13. Credit test