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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.

February 1, 2021

While shifting our energy-guzzling nation’s dependence from non-renewable to renewable energy is one solution to course-correct climate change, developing technologies that support efficient heating and cooling homes and buildings is also essential to create a healthier environmental future.

January 21, 2021

While HVAC units tend to last longer than most of today’s latest gadgets, they don’t last forever. Both internal and external factors can, over the long run, cause a unit to break down.

October 19, 2020

While residential and commercial HVAC share many of the same fundamental principles, critical differences exist in working conditions, pay, team makeup, market outlook, and HVAC system size and complexity.

September 30, 2020

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.

July 17, 2020

ASHRAE’s work so far, which is aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been pivotal in helping hospitals and clinics cope with the increasing volume of COVID-19 cases. It’s also helping people ensure the safety of their own homes and offices.

June 11, 2020

While the most common route for prospective HVAC professionals is to take up an apprenticeship, students also have the option of taking up a certificate program in HVAC. These programs introduce students to the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, and cooling; residential air conditioning; commercial air conditioning; and the installation, repair, and maintenance of these systems.

May 27, 2020

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.

May 15, 2020

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.

May 13, 2020

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.

May 8, 2020

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...