In just about any industry, the best and most effective way to stay on top of things is to have constant training and continuous education. Whether you are in the medical field, in beauty and fashion, or in the industrial field, you need to constantly learn the latest trends in order to have your edge. The same goes for the HVACR industry.
Changes and technology and HVAC education
There is no doubt that technology changes almost every minute. Technology does make lives a lot easier and more convenient but keeping up with the changes can sometimes take a toll on you. Take for example the many HVAC instructors nowadays who are scrambling to change their curriculum and their mode of instruction to accommodate all the changes in technology. Students attend training and education year in and year out to become HVAC technicians but after graduating they are left on their own to study the latest developments in the industry. How do teachers makes sure that that trained technicians are able to keep up with changes in technology?
Keeping it simple and sticking to the basics
Many HVAC instructors stress the fact that as long as students have a strong and solid foundation on the fundamentals and the basics of HVAC systems, then they will always be effective and reliable technicians. It does not matter if technology changes or advances. The fundamentals of electronics, basic applied thermodynamics and basic math are set in stone. Once a technician has learned this by heart and has mastered his skills, he will always know how to solve any problem no matter how complex or how new the system he is working on. It is the ability and the skill to be able to apply one’s knowledge on the fundamentals of heating and cooling systems that will help him stay on top. In fact, it is ultimately the key to attaining success in the industry.
Reliable and Efficient HVAC technicians
While it is true that one should stick to the fundamentals of HVAC systems, it is also important that technicians attend workshops and seminars on any of the latest products in the market. If you are a homeowner, take the time to ask your HVAC system supplier if they send their technicians to seminars and industry conferences every now and then. The best companies are the ones who make sure that their technicians are kept up to date with the latest trends in the industry. Having a technician who is knowledgeable and who is skilled enough to tackle just about any new products gives you the peace of mind that your HVAC system at home is in good hands.