The HVAC Blog

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.wpengine.com team will publish that information here.

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July 29, 2019

Air conditioning in vehicles can be traced all the way back to 1939, when car company Packard first installed a manual climate control in one of their models. Though it was rudimentary by today’s standards, it eventually led other companies to innovate and build their own proto HVAC systems.

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November 2, 2018

Several states are outpacing the national average for growth in the HVAC sector, and with good reason. Efficient and stable climate control is no longer a luxury, and in some cases, it can be a matter of life and death.

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September 13, 2018

Today, mastering the skills of HVAC/R can be an especially useful trade, as all residential and commercial properties have environmental control needs. The most current systems are needed for installation into new homes and buildings, and older systems always are in need of repair or replacement.

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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.

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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 professors represent the best when it comes to teaching excellence, inventiveness, and dedication to sustainability in the heating arena of the HVAC industry.

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August 7, 2014

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

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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 top HVAC instructors to read more about some of these teachers.

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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...