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Advances in HVAC-R practice are driving HVAC education forward, toward an understanding of greener systems and components, and connected and embedded technologies such as Nest thermostats that control advanced heating and cooling systems in ever more sophisticated ways. New HVAC certification and degree programs focus on preparing technicians to install, maintain and repair modern HVAC-R systems, often device-controlled and incorporating progressively greener technology. This blog surfaces the best modern HVAC programs across a number of dimensions, along with the professors that are pushing HVAC education forward, and the apps and technologies that are emerging as future HVAC-R standards. As licensing and certification requirements evolve to incorporate new advancements in the field, and as active HVAC educators and practitioners share their stories, the www.hvacclasses.org team will publish that information here.

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May 14, 2024

Heating, venting, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC and HVAC/R) technicians and installers are in high demand in cities. Climate control is requisite for businesses, industries, institutions, and homeowners. It’s needed for comfort, preservation of food, and medical and research facilities. What are the top cities for HVAC professionals?

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April 24, 2024

The title of HVAC project manager can mean different things depending on the hiring party. In most cases, an HVAC project manager is someone with experience in the HVAC field who oversees new projects for an HVAC construction company, or as a consultant for a contractor.

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April 16, 2024

Are you wondering why you might consider pursuing an HVAC degree? View our in-depth, side-by-side comparison to determine whether to invest in an HVAC diploma, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.

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April 8, 2024

The United States needs more skilled tradespeople, particularly in the HVAC workforce. Part of the reason is demographics: as the Baby Boomers retire, there are fewer Millennials and Zoomers to replace them, and the number of skilled trade jobs continues to outpace the supply of qualified workers to fill them. But that shortage is compounded by a historical cultural push towards students getting traditional, four-year liberal arts bachelor’s degrees, few...

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March 18, 2024

There has never been a better time to seek out training as an HVAC technician. With the right skills to repair and install heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning along with refrigeration systems, it can be a truly rewarding career path that is only growing in demand. Consider pursuing an HVAC degree from one of these top programs in order to immerse yourself in HVAC study and enrich your understanding of...

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March 12, 2024

New building construction, the retrofitting or replacement of old systems, and evolving environmental laws are only three of the forces fueling the demand for qualified HVAC professionals. Each state has a particular combination of economic prosperity, job opportunities, and weather patterns that may make them ideal locations for HVAC professionals.

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January 4, 2024

The HVAC industry has undergone several rapid changes as of late. The Covid-19 pandemic brought new attention to the impact of in-building and in-home air quality on one’s health. A migration towards work-from-home set-ups led to more consumers investing in making their homes more comfortable: appropriately heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. And new climate realities have made the HVAC industry rethink the materials it uses, while...

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December 26, 2023

Various apprenticeships and trade, technical, and degree programs offer training. Not surprisingly, completing an accredited HVAC program can make it easier to find lucrative employment, but paying for school can still be a challenge.

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November 27, 2023

Many HVAC professionals get their start with a two-year degree or a certificate. This can be an excellent way to get one foot in the door with some basic HVAC knowledge. However, a bachelor's degree can represent a major competitive advantage for those ambitious individuals who want to go further in the field and perhaps even own their own HVAC business one day.

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November 13, 2023

While the most common route for prospective HVAC professionals is to take up an apprenticeship, students can also take up a certificate program in HVAC. These programs introduce students to the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, cooling, residential air conditioning, commercial air conditioning, and the installation, repair, and maintenance of these systems.