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Getting Started in the HVAC Industry: Important Tools of the Trade

Is a career as a heating and air conditioning (HVAC) technician right for you? Generally speaking, if you enjoy a challenging job that varies from day-to-day and are not afraid to work in confined spaces, this could be a career path worth considering. HVAC technicians generally enjoy great job stability and have no shortage of […]

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What is HVAC?

HVAC is one of the most commonly used acronyms in the heating and cooling industry. So what does HVAC stand for, and what does HVAC mean? It’s an acronym for “heating, ventilation and air conditioning,” which describes the three main functions that are often combined into one system in modern homes and commercial buildings. Often, […]

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Slide Show: HVAC Technician Career Profile

For many individuals, the HVACR industry offers viable career options across the country to install and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. While careers in HVAC give people the opportunity to work outside of an office setting in a position with constant demand, prior training requires hands-on experience with tools and equipment. Fortunately, […]

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Video: Skills Students Learn in an HVAC School

The HVAC industry offers promising career opportunities to people starting out in the field. Those without formal training can expand their skill set by attending an HVAC school’s HVAC or HVACR training program. The skills taught by these programs allow students to perform installation, maintenance, replacement, and troubleshooting to residential heating and cooling units, commercial […]

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HVAC Schools Impart a Valuable Skill Set to Aspiring HVAC Technicians

The set of skills necessary for a successful HVAC technician is learned in school and honed in the field. The desire to become knowledgeable with the following skills will emit an air of expertise that is invaluable when dealing with clients. HVAC schools will teach you these skills that will transform competency into mastery. Blueprint […]

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Strong HVACR Sales Prospects for 2014

With 2013 wrapping up, year-end industry reports and next year projections are streaming in. According to recent surveys, 2014 is shaping up to be an excellent year for the HVACR industry. One ASHRAE/AHR Expo survey was sent to over 1,000 HVACR manufacturers around the world regarding how their business prospects stood for the coming year. […]

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Geothermal Heating for Residential Comfort Systems

Geothermal energy has been used throughout history to heat homes and carry out daily activities. In colder areas, ancient peoples used water from hot springs to bathe, cook, and clean. To this day, people still rely on hot springs for these purposes. However, in the late 1700s, people also began harnessing the earth’s natural steam […]

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