Skilled Trades

Trends in HVAC: The Need for Training to Service New HVAC Technology

Skilled TradesFebruary 01, 2023

The field of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) is one of those industries that has experienced rapid change over the last few years with HVAC innovation. The pandemic showed us the importance of good ventilation, and government regulations around climate policy are accelerating the need for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. If you’re interested in a career in HVAC, All-State Career School is ready to help. Here’s why.  

This year, 2023, is a big year for HVAC efficiency. It’s the year that new regulations from the Department of Energy will take effect for HVAC systems, raising efficiency requirements for air conditioning and heat pump systems. Also in 2023, a new, environmentally friendly refrigerant is going into new systems. 

In short, the industry continues to be robust for HVAC technicians. Commercial buildings will need to comply with new regulations. And new technologies are motivating homeowners to install new systems, with 60% of homeowners intending to install high-efficiency systems to reduce energy consumption and costs, according to a 2022 American Home Comfort Study. 

One of the biggest trends that makes eco-friendly HVAC possible is smart technology. It allows for controlling a building’s temperature, humidity, and airflow remotely with the touch of a tablet or smartphone. Homeowners, landlords, and property managers want to be able to use software-enabled HVAC systems to save on energy bills and heat or cool specific areas of a building or home. 

Connectivity—aka the Internet of Things (IoT)—enables HVAC systems, sensors, and software to work together toward environmental efficiency. Automation technologies are in huge demand so systems can be managed remotely. 

What does that add up to? HVAC technicians need to stay up to speed on emerging smart technologies to be able to install or service them, and that means effective training is important. Each state has different HVAC licensing requirements, but even after you’re licensed, ongoing training is essential to understand the changing landscape of HVAC technology. Older systems aren’t going away, but as IoT technology grows, the new systems will require skilled HVAC technicians who know how to work on them.

Considering your next move? All-State Career School can help. Our HVAC programs are designed to provide you the hands-on training you'll need to work in HVACR. Click here for more information or call us today at (855) 834-4580 and speak to one of our career advisors.