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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 team will publish that information here.

September 6, 2023

These rate hikes are putting an ever-increasing strain on low-income families, whereas higher-earning families may be able to absorb the added expense. Thankfully, there are programs that play a crucial role in supporting low-income households by ensuring they have access to affordable and reliable energy services.

August 6, 2023

Overall, this ban aims to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons and help promote the use of more sustainable alternatives, such as natural refrigerants, which have lower environmental impacts. The EPA Cylinder Ban has been met with some opposition from industry groups such as Worthington Industries and several HVACR associations, who argue that it will raise costs for businesses and consumers while empowering Chinese manufacturers.

July 17, 2023

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing HVAC systems, which many Americans rely upon daily as a means of climate-control. This guide explores HVAC training schools which offer compensation to students as they achieve employment-ready skills.

July 2, 2023

Learn more from Lainey Brooks, an architect and HVAC sustainability expert, about how to make HVAC systems sustainable, how regulations are helping to increase sustainability, and what the future of energy-efficient HVAC systems may look like.

May 1, 2023

HVAC technicians continuously learn and develop their skillset to keep up with the industry's ever-changing demands; however, how do they afford training? Read on to learn more about options for paying for HVAC program, including loan forgiveness and repayment options.

April 19, 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.

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April 16, 2023

Even current HVAC professionals occasionally need a reference guide, as this is a living language. New environmental standards and new technologies come with new terms and new abbreviations.

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April 3, 2023

The ENERGY STAR Federal Tax Credit program encourages property owners and homebuilders to make energy-efficient upgrades to save money while protecting the environment.

February 6, 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.

December 1, 2022

Becoming a refrigeration technician can seem like an insurmountable goal for those who are at the very beginning of the journey. With the right education, however, this stable and potentially lucrative career can be just around the corner.