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How Important Is HVAC Training in 2021?

In 2020 and coming years, HVAC training could be important because the equipment con­tinues to become more technologically advanced, oftentimes requiring specialized training to service and repair. This is one reason why most employers these days prefer to hire workers with a formal HVAC education from a trade school.1 Keep reading to learn more about […]

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What Is Refrigerant in an HVAC System?

One of the first things students often learn about in an HVAC training program is refrigerants. But what are refrigerants? And what part do they play in the heating and cooling process? Simply put, a refrigerant is a compound typically found in either a gaseous or fluid state that can easily absorb heat. HVAC systems […]

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9 Must-Have HVAC Tools for New Techs

If you recently graduated from skilled trades training, you might be wondering… What HVAC tools do I need to invest in to get started? See a list of what many in the industry consider 9 must-have HVAC tools below.1-7 Do New HVAC Techs Supply Their Own Tools? Yes, sometimes HVAC technicians supply their own tools. […]

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4 Technical Service Call Tips for New HVAC Techs

As a new technician in the field, it can be daunting to know where to begin when confronted with your first few service calls. An HVAC training program can show you the principles of maintenance, repair and installation. But, you may find it helpful to have a go-to diagnostics checklist too.1 Planning ahead could save […]

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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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