Your mom may have told you, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Here’s a new spin on an old adage: “If you can’t take the heat (or cold), don’t go to HVAC schools!”
Anywhere there’s climate-control
East Wenatchee WA 98802 equipment, there’s work for HVAC technicians. These professionals install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. This is an important job, because they’re the ones controlling the temperature, humidity, and total air quality in a building.
As in any profession, employers prefer to hire those with training and certifications. When researching HVAC schools, make sure they’re accredited by one of these agencies: East Wenatchee WA 98802 HVAC Excellence, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), or the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation (PHARA).
Many HVAC schools offer six-month to two-year programs where you’ll learn the basics of installation, maintenance, and repair, as well as theory, design, and equipment construction, and electronics. HVAC courses may include air-conditioning systems, blueprint reading, safety practices, theory and design
East Wenatchee WA 98802 of heating, use and care of tools, and ventilation.
Fanning the Flame
Once you’ve taken HVAC courses, certification exams will test your competency. Tests are offered through HVAC Excellence, The Carbon Monoxide Safety Association (COSA), and North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE), among others.
HVAC Excellence, for example, offers Employment-Ready certifications, Professional-Level certifications, and Master Specialist certifications. Master Specialist certification areas include residential air conditioning, East Wenatchee WA 98802 gas heat, oil heat, heat pumps, light commercial air conditioning, light commercial refrigeration, low pressure hydronic heat, and combustion analysis.