What are the pros and cons of HVAC training?

What is HVAC? Why is it important

HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This is a growing need in the industry these days. Being a HVAC mechanic will require you to go through training and certification. With the growing technology and complication in system HVAC technicians have become an important cog in the smooth working of any company.

How can I start my training in HVAC?

There are various educational institutes (Trade schools, vocational schools, junior school, community colleges, and online universities) that provide coursed in HVAC certification. These programs last a minimum of 6 months or a maximum of 2 years. Although there are many traditional colleges that provide HVAC technician training, the gaining popularity of online courses has made the training much simpler, easier and doable in the comfort of your own home.

How recommended are online programs in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning? What are it’s advantages?

Online programs for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning give the student the choice to learn at their own pace and allow them to set their own timetables. They also cost comparatively lower than the typical training program. The other advantage of doing HVAC certification online is: exposure. The option to communicate with the students in the same program in various parts of the world through blogs, forums and other means, not only improves the student’s knowledge but also helps to build strong networks all over the world.

What are the various subjects and topics covered in the training?

Having knowledge in subjects like mathematics, applied physics, mechanics will prove beneficial to you in the program. Other than these, topics like repairing, temperature control, protocols followed, maintenance of equipment, use of equipment, methods of HVAC and other such necessary details. Experience and education qualification in this line of work will determine the compensation that you will receive. The more experienced you are the better is the compensation

How much does a HVAC technician make?

Has this question always been bothering you? Do you want to have a bright future in the field of HVAC? Have you any idea about the salary in the field? Do you want to know more about it? Well, read to know more!

The compensation of a HVAC technician or mechanic mainly depends on the following factors:

-          The educational qualifications that he/she has in the field.

-          The experience they have

-          The potential and skill that they have which will push them forward to a better future

HVAC is the short form or the acronym for Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning. On occasions, in several firms, an “R” is added so as to represent “refrigeration” as well. There are various stages in the life of a HVAC technician. Each stage has a different responsibilities and different compensations:

-          Non certified technician at entry level: The expected salary in this stage is around $25,000 per year. In this, you will need to work along with another qualified HVAC technician. This is more like an internship where you can watch and learn how everything works.

-          HVAC technician with certification: This is the stage where you are expected to make an yearly salary of $30,000 to $50,000. This is once you are certified as a HVAC technician. Technicians with HVAC certification will usually have an Associate’s Degree in the field.

-           Being a HVAC Engineer: you will need a lot of educational advancements and requirements to reach here. You can bag a minimum salary of $72,000 in a year!

-          HVAC sales and supplies: This stage will need a lot of experience and will give you a minimum salary of $100,000 in a year. This will require a lot of staff to control the sales and supplies as well.

Well, however the digits are, with the information that was taken from the United States Department of Labor, it can be completely considered that the compensation received will depend upon the educational qualifications of the person.