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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.

July 3, 2014

From the vo-tech school all the way up to the college and university, there are top HVAC instructors to be found to inspire students toward success and toward understanding the ins-and-outs of HVAC systems. Take a look at our list of 14 Top HVAC Instructors to read more about some of these teachers.

June 30, 2014

Since the U.S. still receives 82 percent of its energy supplies from fossil fuels, there is plenty of room for more green HVAC technologies to be developed and created. This list of 7 Green Technologies That Are Changing HVAC provides insight into some of the HVAC technologies that are already on the market and also hints at what could come.

June 9, 2014

While there are many different paths to starting a career as an HVAC technician, all of them begin with a foundation. The schools included here offer instruction in more than just the fundamentals of HVAC system - although this is also an essential part of their curricula - they offer associate degrees that can help students begin a new life.

May 30, 2014

The HVAC field is a growing occupation, which may be why so many scholarships are available to students who want to pursue HVAC training. Of course, our list is only a start, but we do compile 20 great HVAC scholarships that could provide you with a start in finding a more affordable education.

May 27, 2014

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...

May 20, 2014

Getting an education Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can be a wonderful first step towards a rewarding and interesting career. While many new HVAC technicians choose to stop with a certificate or a two-year degree, plenty of others want to continue their education to have the best opportunity to enter the workforce farther up the ladder. For these students, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from one of the schools on...

May 19, 2014

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, this stable and potentially lucrative career can be just around the corner.

May 12, 2014

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. Oftentimes, and HVAC project manager will be responsible for assessing the site of a new HVAC installation or renovation project and putting together a...

May 7, 2014

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. The schools on this list...

April 27, 2014

Becoming an experienced and successful HVAC technician means committing yourself to the occupation from day one. While classroom instruction from a highly rated HVAC school is a huge step in the right directions, there is no substitute for hands-on training in the field. This list will shed light on some of the best HVAC apprenticeship programs in the country. These programs pair up new HVAC technicians who are eager to...