HVAC Excellence Specialty Certifications

hvac specialty certifications

In the HVAC industry, certification can help set you apart from other job candidates. 1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics recommends that job seekers obtain specialized certifications in order to demonstrate specific competencies and to appeal to employers who seek out HVACR-certified professionals. 2 What Is HVAC Excellence? HVAC Excellence, a not for profit dedicated to […]

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Job Growth across 3 Skilled Trades

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https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.collegesanddegrees.comIf you prefer working with your hands rather than working in an office, you might want to consider getting vocational training for an in-demand skilled trade. 1. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (HVAC-R) Job Overview: These are the technicians who install, maintain, and repair heating and cooling systems inside buildings. They may […]

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Hot Weather Safety Tips for HVAC Technicians

hot weather tips for technicians HVAC technicians are frequently called on to fix or install HVAC equipment in the summer heat. It’s important to stay safe when working in soaring temperatures, which could put outdoor workers at risk of dehydration, heat stroke and other problems. While employers are responsible to a certain degree to keep HVAC workers safe from the extreme heat, […] Read More

HVAC Small Business Success Stories

4 seasons heating and air

What actually makes an HVAC business successful? Below are two examples of HVAC business owners – one in Chicago, one in California – that have managed to sustain their success over multiple decades. Some of those enrolling in a vocational training program to become an HVAC technician may dream of starting their own business one […]

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The Role of CO2 in Indoor Air Quality

co2 air quality

Our earth’s atmosphere is primarily made up of four different gases: nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and carbon dioxide (CO2). Given how much carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere when burning fossil fuels, it’s fair to see why scientists point to CO2 as a major cause of global warming. 1 CO2 can also be toxic to humans in high […]

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Tips for HVAC Job Seekers

hvac job seeking

HVAC can be one of the most promising skilled trade industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a higher growth for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and at 14 percent through 2024, compared to just 7 percent in other industries. 1 As with any field, the HVAC job market can be competitive. Learning career-ready […]

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How to Create a Study Plan

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While choosing a reputable, accredited school with experienced, competent teachers will certainly increase your chances of career success, they are not enough on their own. You need to create a solid study plan if you expect to meet your deadlines, pass tests, and graduate with good grades. Thankfully, creating an effective study plan is not […]

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Tips for an HVAC Job Interview

hvac job interview tips

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that HVAC professionals are in demand, with an expected 39,600 jobs to be added to the labor market between 2014 and 2024.1 However, without the ability to present a professional image during your interview, a positive job outlook will ultimately not translate to gainful employment. If your interview skills could […]

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Important HVAC Customer Service Tips

hvac customer service

Great customer service makes all the difference in the world in any industry including the HVAC field. Customers often call when their homes are sweltering or freezing due to a broken down air conditioner or heater. An HVAC program will teach you about the mechanics of system installation, maintenance, and repair. It’s also important that […]

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Carbon Dioxide as a Refrigerant

carbon dioxide refrigerant

Is it possible that HVAC technicians could rely on a refrigerant discovered over a century ago in the near future? As students currently in refrigeration training likely already know, many countries have agreed to phase out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)—the dominant refrigerants in recent years—because they deplete the ozone layer or contribute […]

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