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.
The newest thermostats are now just one part of smart HVAC systems. As more and more smart technology is incorporated in buildings, sensors in HVAC systems will be an integral and essential part of detecting any issue that affects energy usage.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The renewable energy sector doesn’t grow by itself; it needs skilled professionals to install, repair, and manage its infrastructure. The boom in renewable energy has created a reciprocal boom in several renewable energy careers.
Although many HVAC apps are free or inexpensive, you’ll still want to choose the ones that best fit your professional needs. Consider the type of services you perform on a daily basis and start with the apps that will increase your productivity, eliminate a tedious manual calculation, or fill a need that your physical tools don’t meet.
While in the past, the HVAC industry was traditionally male-dominated, this image is quickly being shed as more and more women are finding employment in the field. The BLS (Feb. 2017) reported that women make up only 1.4 percent of the HVAC workforce, but the nearly 6,000 women nationwide represents a significant leap from years past.
Luckily, HVAC students seeking financial assistance can partake in a variety of scholarship opportunities designed to get more people working in the industry. These are funded by energy companies, foundations, and the estates of individuals who felt HVAC services are vital to our world, among other sources.