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HVAC Demand Spikes During the Pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has affected most industries in the United States, including the field of HVAC equipment service and repair. Because of complications from COVID-19, the HVAC industry has experienced manufacturing delays and equipment and skilled labor shortages, coupled with residential demand.1,2,3 Get a closer look at the situation in this article. Manufacturing Delays […]

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What Is a Heat Pump in an HVAC System?

If you are training to become an HVAC technician, you may have wondered, “What is a heat pump?” In basic terms, a heat pump is a type of HVAC equipment that transfers heat instead of generating it from scratch.1 It can be helpful to know what heat pumps are because you may run into them […]

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What Is a Smart Home? Spotlight on Connected HVAC Technologies

A “smart home” designed to save its owners money, time and energy. Sounds pretty futuristic, right? But, in fact, smart homes are becoming so popular these days that by 2023 the market is projected to reach $141 billion in revenue globally.1 What is a smart home exactly? The Internet of Things (IoT) makes smart homes […]

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Introduction to Energy Efficient HVAC: What HVAC Students Need to Know

A single household can spend over $2,200 annually for home energy bills and emit twice as much greenhouse gas as the average car. Almost half of these costs stem from keeping the home comfortable with heating and cooling.1 HVAC technicians can promote home energy efficiency by performing maintenance and recommending energy efficient HVAC systems to […]

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Could Digital HVAC Business Become the New Normal?

Technology has been shaping the HVAC industry and its customers’ lives for some time now: smart thermostats that learn the temperature preferences of homeowners and adjust to them automatically; ceiling fans that respond to voice command via Siri- or Alexa-enabled devices; and innovations in automation that allow for predictive diagnostics and system performance insights.1 Now […]

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The Role of HVAC in the Hospitality Industry

When you stay at a hotel, do you expect the indoor climate to be comfortable? If so, then you have the HVAC industry to thank. The heroes responsible for your comfortable stay are HVAC technicians.1 These techs work on different types of HVAC/R systems in the hospitality industry. If you’re wondering where you might be […]

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How to Become an Industrial HVAC Technician

As a recent graduate or prospective HVAC training program student, you might be wondering about which of the three main HVAC fields to go into: residential, commercial or industrial.1,2 It can be a good idea to investigate these three different tracks, talk to people about their experiences and ultimately understand the differences before deciding on […]

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