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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.

May 5, 2017

For those interested in refrigeration, there’s an abundance of on-campus and online training programs throughout the United States. Refrigerant training is typically HVAC programs, although some people seeking specialized knowledge or exclusive employment in commercial refrigeration may want more focused training.

April 27, 2017

Particularly in regions with temperature extremes, or cities with high rates of construction, there’s a strong demand for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) professionals. Despite the favorable projections, it’s difficult to be a truly great HVAC/R contractor without the support of others.

July 19, 2016

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.

May 12, 2016

Whether it's photovoltaics, solar energy or nanotechnology, the 15 solar and renewable energy instructors on this list are helping to advance the green energy and materials field in one way or another.

July 21, 2015

The rise of mobile technology has opened up a new world of possibility to heating and air conditioning specialists. These 15 apps represent the best when it comes to incorporating new ideas into the increasingly modern world of HVAC technology.

June 18, 2015

There a number of professors who have spent their careers actively teaching traditional heating models in addition to creating and researching new ways to generate heat. These 10 professors represent the best when it comes to teaching excellence, inventiveness, and dedication to sustainability in the heating arena of the HVAC industry.

May 5, 2015

Tools are needed for any HVAC program and your school will likely provide you with a list. To familiarize yourself with these tools, check out our list of 10 must have tools for HVAC students and gain an idea about what might be required.

January 21, 2015

From 'smart' thermostats to 'smart' vents, intelligent devices are now available for your HVAC systems and home. Read about some of the hottest HVAC trends and products to put to use in your home in 2015.

August 14, 2014

Solar technicians may find that their skills are in high demand, as the costs of solar panels drops and the demand for systems increases. Learn how you can become a solar technician by turning to our solar technician training guide for information on school programs and certification.

August 7, 2014

Specialists trained in air-conditioning and refrigeration can seek special certifications for their skills. Our list of 10 Top a/c and refrigeration instructors takes a look at some of these certifications and the unique skills or interests these instructors may have.