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 HVACClasses.org team will publish that information here.
A true apprenticeship is based on the “earn as you learn” principle. Apprentices receive hands-on training, technical instruction, and are paid for the hours they work. Their salaries, however, are influenced by various factors.
If you are considering joining the HVAC industry’s workforce or starting your own business, now may be the perfect time to do it. Perhaps you are a seasoned technician with a strong understanding of the nuts and bolts of the service side, dreaming of becoming your own boss. Or maybe you are a naturally business-minded entrepreneur looking for the right industry to invest your capital and management knowledge.
Air conditioning in vehicles can be traced all the way back to 1939, when car company Packard first installed a manual climate control in one of their models. Though it was rudimentary by today’s standards, it eventually led other companies to innovate and build their own proto HVAC systems.
Hundreds of appliances and devices have been designed to meet the climate control needs of individuals, homes, institutions, and businesses. Energy efficiency standards also contribute to the proliferation of even more devices to monitor and maintain satisfactory air quality.
Several states are outpacing the national average for growth in the HVAC sector, and with good reason. Efficient and stable climate control is no longer a luxury, and in some cases, it can be a matter of life and death.
Today, mastering the skills of HVAC/R can be an especially useful trade, as all residential and commercial properties have environmental control needs. The most current systems are needed for installation into new homes and buildings, and older systems always are in need of repair or replacement.
HVAC/R technicians and installers are in high demand. The HVAC/R Workforce Development Foundation reported as early as 2015, the demand for these skilled workers was greater than the supply. The need for individuals with installation, maintenance, and repair skills has continued to increase.
New building construction, the retrofitting or replacement of old systems, and evolving environmental laws are three of the forces fueling the demand for qualified HVAC professionals. And each state has a particular combination of economic prosperity, job opportunities, and weather patterns that may make them ideal locations for HVAC.
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.
While in the past, the HVAC industry was traditionally male-dominated, and still is, the nearly 6,000 women employed in HVAC nationwide represents a significant leap from years past. These ten scholarships assist women interested in training for the field.