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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Grad Connection – Meet Jay Viloria

Jay, aged 33, is from Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in May 2016. Thanks for speaking with me Jay. What made you decide on an HVAC career? To be honest, it started with my grandmother! She couldn’t afford to put a new air conditioning unit in her house, so I […]

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Commercial Refrigeration Technician Career Path

commerical refrigeration

Not everyone wants to work in a 9 to 5 office. Some people want a hands-on career where they see an immediate impact. That’s exactly what you can expect when you choose a career as a commercial refrigeration technician. These professionals perform regular maintenance on cooling systems in all types of commercial buildings, from malls […]

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Women in HVAC

women in hvac

Women have long held jobs in more traditional roles such as teaching, childcare, and medical assistants, 1 but times are changing and more women are making their way into nontraditional jobs such as HVAC. Women are still in the minority in the skilled trades, but more women are entering the traditionally male-dominated field. State of the Industry for […]

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Planning for Long-Term Success in the Skilled Trades

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If you’re not interested in four years of school but still want a rewarding career, trade school can put you on a path toward professional success, but before you become an HVACR technician or any other skilled worker, it’s important to plan ahead and take the right steps to ensure your future success. Here are […]

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Trade School and Beyond

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If you’ve already decided that you don’t want to study for another four years and you prefer hands-on work, trade school is a good option to develop the skills to start a career in a shorter time and with less debt. So, there’s a lot to be said for getting onto a career track in […]

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5 Facts about HVAC Technicians

hvac technician facts

Many people may have some misperceptions about employment in the HVAC industry. If you wish to pursue a career in this growing field, there are some great facts that you should consider. You Can Make a Good Living The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that, as of May 2015, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics […]

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How Much Does Trade School Cost?

hvac school

That’s a hard question to answer as different schools have programs of different lengths and pricing structure. The best thing a potential student can do is research the school that will best fit his/her needs and offers the greatest future options. Trade School Tuition If you have already decided on trade school versus a four […]

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