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Given that most everyone likes to stay comfortable in their home or business and that energy savings and efficiency are on some people’s minds following the Great Recession, the HVAC or HVACR career may be worth considering. After all, who doesn’t like to have savings in their pocket, and who better to turn to for help than an HVAC or HVACR technician?
Many HVAC courses and HVAC classes now recognize the existing emphasis on energy efficiency and reflect a trend in energy awareness that has grown at the state level over the past two decades. As of 1992 (yep, we’re going way back!) only four states had residential energy codes that met the current Energy Policy Act, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. By 2008, all but 12 states had met the energy codes.
Today, many HVAC training programs and courses include a green energy focus, such as those offered through Lincoln Tech Institute that integrate green energy concepts. A Green Awareness certificate is even available through HVAC Excellence that certifies recipients in their knowledge about green mechanical technology and energy management. Certifications like this one and others can help technicians stay up with the demand in new and changing technology. They also help show they have the 21st-century skills that are needed as the U.S. population grows and new HVAC systems are put into place in new homes and businesses.