HVAC/R

The Women of HVAC/R: 3 Success Stories

Similar to other important skilled trades, the HVAC/R industry is facing a shortage of qualified workers right now.[1] Accounting for just 1.4 percent of the workforce of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers in 2018, women are arguably underrepresented in this field.[2] The situation presents a huge opportunity for contractors in need of […]

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6 Tips for Career Growth in 2019 for HVAC Technicians

The middle of the year can be a good time to check in with annual career goals or set some if you haven’t already. This is especially important for HVAC technicians because the equipment continues to evolve and become more complex to meet environmental and efficiency standards.[1] With more than six months left in 2019, […]

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HVAC Equipment to Watch in 2019: Mini-Split Systems

How can you keep your skills aligned with the market after HVAC school? Following innovations in HVAC equipment and changing customer preferences is one way. Mini-split systems, also called ductless HVAC, are the equipment to watch this year. Improved efficiencies thanks to technological advancements and growing customer awareness have made them one of the fastest-growing […]

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5 Tips for Building Trust with Your HVAC Customers and Keeping Them Happy

An easy and reliable way of turning people into loyal, returning customers who refer you to friends and family is to be an HVAC service technician, or an HVAC service company, people can trust.[1] But trust has to be earned, and that’s not easy to do, especially in the HVAC repair industry. Most homeowners don’t […]

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Resources for Women in HVACR

With the electrical wiring, welding and HVACR industries facing shortages of qualified workers, there’s never been a better time for women to consider learning a skilled trade.[1] Thanks to relatively quick, affordable training programs, healthy job opportunities and sometimes higher earning potential, more and more women are entering the trades. And a growing number of […]

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HVAC Safety 101: Staying Safe in Training and on the Job

Do you buckle your seatbelt when you get in the car? Look both ways before crossing the street? Get a flu shot every year? Safety plays a big role in our everyday lives. And guess what? It’s also crucial while in HVAC, both when you’re training and when you’re working. Review the HVAC safety checklists […]

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HVAC Salary 2019 Outlook: Growth and Trends

Thinking about becoming an HVAC technician? There’s a lot to like about this career: job growth, opportunities for advancement and a relatively short HVAC training time. But the big question on your mind is probably, “How much money could I make?” While the wage data for 2019 won’t be out until the end of the […]

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What Is a Smart Thermostat? Here’s What You Need to Know

These days it’s all about connectivity: smartphones, smartwatches and even smart homes. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), homeowners can remotely control the operation of everything from their refrigerators to speakers to flower pots. But most start with a smart thermostat.[1] This means students in HVAC classes now will likely work with these devices […]

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Green HVAC Trends to Watch in 2019

Comfort shouldn’t come at a steep cost to customers and the environment. Unfortunately, this was the case with the HVAC equipment of yore. Air conditioners and heaters would use massive amounts of electricity and release harmful refrigerants into the atmosphere. But that’s all changing now. Thanks to government programs like SNAP, customer demand and manufacturer […]

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