Air Conditioning Training

Air Conditioning Training

Air Conditioning Training is one segment of the larger Mechanical Trades Industry.  This industry includes air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilation.  It is typically referred to as the HVACR industry.

AC training typically includes:

• Refrigeration basics.  Refrigeration is the basic science that makes air conditioning possible.
• The use, laws and handling of refrigerants.  EPA Certification
• Electrical basics.  Many of the components used in air conditioning are electric
• The laws governing air and moisture and air moving.  This is called psychometrics
• Laws governing heat and energy.  This includes the basic laws of physics
• Understanding the laws of heat transfer is important in properly sizing air conditioners
• Sizing and installing air duct
• Sizing and installing piping for copper refrigerant tubing and steel fuel gas pipe
• Field or lab training in soldering skills, use of tools and instruments, installation skills

Many technicians in the industry have obtained their Air Conditioning Training on-the-job.  We have found however that these technicians advance in their careers much slower than those with a formal classroom education in the basics.  See this article.  We recommend you attend trade school if possible or if you are disciplined, study the basics on your own or on-line.

Your goal in Air Conditioning Training should be to obtain NATE Certification or Certifications.  Many companies require NATE Certification to get hired or require Certification within a few months of being hired.  You should go ahead and work toward this goal now if you want to be a professional and earn top wages.

In order to get hired your Air Conditioning Training must also include obtaining an EPA 608 Certification.  Federal law required anyone purchasing or using refrigerants to be EPA Certified.  You can download our EPA Study Guide with sample test questions.

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