HVAC/R

Where Are HVAC Jobs in Demand? Top 5 States for HVAC Work

HVAC jobs can be found across the United States, with 324,310 technicians employed nationwide in 2018, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).[1] But, job prospects may be best in the five states with the highest levels of employment of HVAC technicians. 5 Top States for HVAC Work Florida California Texas New York Pennsylvania[1] HVAC […]

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HVAC Then and Now: How the Industry Has Changed

The HVAC industry is a rapidly developing field. If you get bored easily, enrolling in an HVAC program could be a good decision. As an HVAC tech, you may enjoy frequent change and the satisfaction of regularly overcoming challenges. What’s propelling this sector forward? Advancements in technology, consumer trends and government regulations are among the […]

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HVAC Career Spotlight: Climate Control in Indoor Farming Facilities

Despite the best efforts of trained meteorologists, the weather can be seriously unpredictable.[1] That’s one reason why indoor climate control is a growing industry, with the need for HVAC technicians expected to grow by 15 percent through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).[2] Farmers know all too well about this problem. Around […]

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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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