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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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Billing for Work: Tips for Creating an HVAC Invoice

One of the biggest parts of working as an HVAC technician is billing for HVAC services. An HVAC invoice is an itemized bill for the equipment and services you provided. But it can be much more than that: an opportunity to track HVAC system efficiency and performance, offer incentives for future repair work or even […]

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HVAC Hacks: Educating Customers about the Risks of DIY HVAC

Air conditioners, heaters, ventilation systems and refrigerators are pretty complex machines. The equipment has become so complicated that these days it can be difficult to land a job without formal HVAC training.[1] But, with so much information online, it’s easy to understand why more and more homeowners are attempting to do the work themselves. In […]

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Washington – A Promising Destination for HVAC Techs

If you’re thinking about becoming an HVAC technician, now is the right time! The overall job outlook for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry is quite bright at the moment, with an expected growth rate of 15 percent in the United States between 2016 and 2026. This is actually more than double the average […]

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Guide to NATE Certification

Have you completed your HVAC training and are wondering what’s next? HVAC certifications and licenses can either be required by law or help with career advancement. North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification is an optional credential an HVAC technician can earn to improve job prospects and pay.[1] What Is NATE Certification? North American Technical Excellence […]

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