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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.

November 1, 2022

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.

October 21, 2022

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.

October 20, 2022

Even as the Covid-19 pandemic recedes, its effects on the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry are likely to linger for a long time to come. Years of rolling lockdowns and remote work have altered the public perception of home, and comfort is much less a luxury and more a necessity.

October 3, 2022

There is no question that air conditioning technician is a job that is in high demand. Virtually every new building needs a trained technician to install new air conditioning systems, which is to say nothing of the air conditioners around the country that need regular maintenance and repair. Luckily there are many choices for a good AC technician school if you know where to look.

September 29, 2022

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.

September 2, 2022

As a homeowner, you own your HVAC/R systems. And while you don’t need to be an HVAC/R specialist yourself, it is important to know a few basic facts about how your home is heated and cooled. What type of HVAC/R system you have, what condition it’s in, and how old it is will impact how and when you (and your HVAC/R technician) should repair, replace, or maintain it....

August 10, 2022

An HVAC associate degree, such as those offered by the schools on this list, includes instruction in more than just the fundamentals of HVAC systems. An AAS degree requires courses in a range of topics, from communication to mathematics to liberal arts. This breadth of knowledge will be invaluable in a competitive job market.

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June 8, 2022

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?

May 24, 2022

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 17, 2022

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration appliances and systems are integral to most modern buildings. Not only do they keep living and workspaces cool and comfortable, but they can also be relied on to keep food refrigerated or frozen. It takes years of education and training to become an HVAC tech with the skills to work on these intricate and complex systems.