HVAC/R

6 Tips for Selling HVAC to Baby Boomers Versus Millennials

You just graduated from a refrigeration training program and are ready to work. Can you picture it already? Paying service calls to homes and businesses Inspecting and testing their faulty HVAC systems Troubleshooting HVAC problems to determine what’s wrong Discussing necessary repairs or replacements of components or even entire systems Hold on—you’ll have to sell […]

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What Is Refrigerant Evacuation and Why Is It Important?

Many types of heating, cooling and refrigeration systems rely on refrigerants to transfer heat.[1] They can be essential to how the refrigeration process works in such equipment.[2] But did you know refrigerants have some known enemies in an HVAC system? Any air, water or nitrogen in the unit can prevent the refrigerant from doing its […]

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Inside Job Search Scoop: Where HVAC Contractors Are Recruiting Technicians

“The issue of recruiting the next generation into the skilled trades is one of the biggest challenges facing our industry today.” -Palmer Schoening, vice president of government affairs for the Heating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI).[1] All of the talk of the skilled HVAC technician shortage probably has many refrigeration school students feeling pretty […]

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6 HVAC Maintenance Tips for Your Customers With Pets

In your HVAC classes, you likely practice on the same equipment in the same lab setting every day, right? When you graduate from school, that could change. If you get a job as an HVAC technician in the residential sector, you could be paying service calls to people’s homes. This could have you working on […]

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5 Common HVAC Equipment Issues and How to Fix Them

When a customer calls on a steamy summer day about a broken-down A/C unit, the tech must diagnose and fix the issue quickly to restore a comfortable temperature to the home or business.[1] Troubleshooting equipment problems is one of the main skills required to be an HVAC technician. And it’s this reliance on HVAC technicians […]

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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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