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Preparing for Your HVAC Job Interview? Tips to Help You Land Your First Job

Whether you’re starting your HVAC training or nearing graduation, chances are there is one thing on your mind: landing your first job. The HVAC industry is booming, and there will be plenty of competition and job opportunities. Luckily, your training has prepared you to enter your field, and now it’s time to venture out on […]

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Training to Be an HVAC Technician? Invest in These 11 Tools

When it comes to skilled labor occupations, like HVAC technician, the right equipment can be almost as important as the professional’s training, knowledge, and certification. While many of the tools you need as a student are provided by your instructor and some equipment will come from your future employer, you should invest in certain items […]

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8 Ways New HVAC Technicians Can Improve Customer Retention

As a new HVAC technician, you want to build up a long-lasting customer base. You can do this only if your customers trust you and your work. If they do, they’ll call you again anytime a problem arises. Use these tips to ensure your customers call you again—and recommend you to all their friends. 1. […]

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6 Reasons Why HVAC Technician Is the Right Career for You

After graduating from high school and college, many of your associates will spend the rest of their work lives sitting at a desk. But that’s just not what you see yourself doing. Have you considered becoming an HVAC technician? While this job isn’t right for everyone, it’s the perfect fit for some. Here are six […]

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Create Your Own HVAC Career

Both young people and older workers who are training today for a future career in HVAC have a world of opportunities available to them when they receive their certifications. No matter which type of personality, work style, or area of interest you possess, there’s a niche job waiting for you to fill with your skills […]

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What Does It Take to Become an Electrician? The Education and Certification Process

Being an electrician can offer a hands-on occupation with good wages and a high level of job security. Licensed electricians, known in the industry as journeymen electricians, can take on most electrical projects and may decide to work for a company or to be self-employed. Becoming a journeyman electrician can take anywhere from two to […]

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Practical Application: 3 Ways Electricians Use Math on the Job

One of the most common questions high-school math teachers hear from their students is, “When will I ever use this in real life?” If you hope to pursue a successful career as an electrician in your life, your teacher’s answer could have simply been, “Every workday.”

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What You Need to Know About Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

Obtaining training, such as that offered through vocational programs at HVAC Technical Institute, makes a lot of sense if you want to enter a rewarding and satisfying trade. Beginning a new educational venture brings a lot of questions, and many of those concerns center around funding school and paying for related expenses.

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10 Reasons to Become an HVAC Technician

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How to Respond to These 4 Common On-the-Job Injuries for Electricians

Electrical work can be challenging and rewarding, but it can also be hazardous. Professional electricians must make informed decisions about potentially dangerous materials and situations on a daily basis. While adequate training and OSHA safety standards prevent many on-the-clock injuries, accidents still can occur. In this blog, we list four injuries that can occur during […]

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Take a Knee: 7 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Knee Pain for Electricians

As an electrician, you spend a lot of your working hours crouching or kneeling. These positions can cause swelling, tenderness, and pain, especially as you initially transition from a sedentary job to a hands-on electrical position. In this blog, we offer seven strategies to prevent knee pain related to your work as an electrician and […]

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4 Most Important Business Tips a Contract HVAC Technician Should Know

You’re studying to become an HVAC technician because you don’t want to work a normal nine to five job. You want to make your own hours and, if possible, start your own business one day.

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8 HVAC Industry Media Outlets You Should Start Following Today

As a budding HVAC professional, it’s critical to build a knowledge base about industry happenings. You need to stay informed in order to adapt to changes in the business and to understand the greater economic landscape of your occupation. The best way to do this is to follow HVAC-specific publications. While there’s certainly a lot […]

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5 Common Hand Health Problems for Skilled Laborers (And How to Prevent Them)

When you work as a skilled laborer, you rely on your hands. Unfortunately, because of how much you use your hands, you become vulnerable to many hand health conditions. In this blog, we list five common hand-related issues that affect skilled laborers and offer advice for preventing each issue. 1. Burns Many hands-on technical fields […]

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5 Arguments to Sell Yourself as an Electrician

As you begin your career as an electrician, selling yourself is as much a part of the business as selling your services. You already know why your customers should hire you, but how do you put that marketable words? Especially as you begin your electrician career and don’t necessarily have decades of experience behind you, […]

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7 Fitness Tips for Electricians

In a previous blog, we gave you 3 Tips That Make Trade School Easier, which included some information about exercising and eating healthy. Physical fitness is an important part of your future job as an electrician. As a result, it’s best to start and maintain a workout regimen before and during trade school. We’ve provided […]

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How OSHA Applies to HVAC Techs and Electricians

If you’re preparing for a career as an HVAC technician or an electrician, you know that your job will involve some hazards. Your training will prepare you to evaluate your working conditions so you can ensure your own safety, but the US government also has a dedicated administrative division, OSHA, that strives to guarantee your […]

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6 Reasons to Pursue a Career as an Electrician

Have you found yourself at a career crossroads? Maybe you just finished high school but aren’t excited about seeking a traditional college education. Perhaps you feel that your current job offers you no opportunities for advancement. You may even hope to enter a higher-paying career field or to escape a boring desk job. If any […]

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3 Tips That Make Trade School Easier

As you study and prepare for your exams each semester, you wonder how you can use your time more efficiently and get better grades. The challenge of a trade school is that you need to have complete mastery over what you’re learning, and you want to be sure that when you graduate, you have the […]

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Three Steps to a Successful Mid-Life Career Change

You’re at a time in your life when you expected to be settled in a career and well on your way to retirement, but you suddenly find yourself in need of a change. There are many reasons to look into starting a new career, including: Feelings of boredom or dissatisfaction An unreliable economy and job […]

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6 Smart Ways to Pay for Tuition Without a Student Loan

The Institute for College Access & Success estimates that in 2014, 7 out of 10 graduating seniors had leftover debt from student loans, though the average debt varied by state. In Illinois, for example, seniors had an average debt of $28,984. Furthermore, financial experts estimate that the average student takes at least 21 years to […]

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7 Common HVAC Problems During Winter

Congratulations on attending HVAC school! The principles you learn and the experience you attain here will prepare you for work as a contractor for residential and commercial buildings. Between electrical, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, you have a lot to master. Through all your studies and training, remember that your goal is to be able […]

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8 HVAC Tools You Should Never Be Without

Have you ever heard the old adage, “a craftsman is only as good as his tools”? Whether you plan to tinker with your air conditioner or launch a new career as an HVAC technician, you should always have the right equipment on hand. With proper tools, you can pinpoint problems and make precise adjustments in […]

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5 Tips to Help an HVAC Professional Set Boundaries with Friends and Family

The growing need for competent technicians means that your HVAC skills are wanted by everyone—including friends and family. While your technical expertise is great for business, it can make non-work relationships awkward at times. Maybe you have a friend who calls for help every time he needs to replace a light bulb, or a sister […]

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3 Tips to Prepare You for an HVAC Career

If you’ve always been fascinated by circuit boards and wiring but aren’t so great with general mechanics, you may wonder if you have a calling as a future electrician. Or maybe you love anything to do with motors but aren’t as great with wiring. What are the best career options for you? Regardless of your […]

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Effective Study Habits to Ace Your HVAC Exams

Recently, you applied to a technical institute to enhance your HVAC knowledge and skillset. You just received a letter that says you’ve been accepted and can begin classes. Congratulations! Though your time at a technical institute will focus primarily on hands-on experience, you’ll still need to memorize part names, define what happens when an AC’s […]

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Electricians – Some Survey Results – from hundreds of electricians

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7 Must-Have Apps for Every HVAC Technician

You’ve completed all necessary courses and graduation is drawing nigh. You’ve built a solid knowledge base and look forward to working as an HVAC technician, but worry you’ll forget something down the road or need extra assistance. Fortunately, you don’t have to go far or pay loads of money for some extra assistance. With the […]

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Five Tips for Balancing School, Family, and Full-Time Work

If you already work in the HVAC field, you’re excited to attend an HVAC technical school and give yourself a leg up in the field. Once you have more hands-on experience, certifications, and HVAC skills, you’ll become more marketable and successful, as well as better prepared to expand your career. However, you also know that […]

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Diagnose Your Family’s Air Conditioning Problems Over the Phone with These Tips

Once your relatives find out you attend an HVAC school, all their air conditioning problems become yours. Your relatives might even expect you to solve their HVAC problems via a telephone call. Luckily, many HVAC problems your relatives will call about will fall into similar categories. When your great-aunt Marge calls about her broken air […]

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HVAC: A Brief History of Heat, Cooling, and Air Conditioning

One of the nicest things about our modern society is the comfort our technology provides us. We surround ourselves with the latest advances modern science has to offer. Our televisions have a higher definition, our phones connect us to more people, and our computers are at a level science fiction writers only dreamed about. But […]

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The Advantages of Attending a Trade School

Up until high school graduation, your life may have seemed planned out-elementary school, junior high, and then high school. Almost everyone in your class seemed to be on a similar path with similar jobs and similar courses. But how do you figure out what you want to do after receiving your high school diploma? Perhaps […]

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Becoming an HVAC Technician: Job Security and Career Growth

Sitting at a desk isn’t for everyone. Some people like to tinker, solve mechanical problems, and work with their hands. Certified HVAC professionals get to do these things every day when they install, inspect, maintain, or repair climate-control systems for a variety of indoor environments. Older equipment decreases in energy-efficiency every year. It requires more […]

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