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Learn more about HVAC training equipment

In this section you will learn more about HVAC training equipment, what types of topics are normally covered in HVAC courses, and about different types of didactic training systems.

What is HVAC?

HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning, and often include the add-on “R” for Refrigeration, so that the full acronym becomes HVACR, HVAC/R, or HVAC-R.

HVAC refers to the technology associated with the creation of an indoor environment which is both at a comfortable temperature and an acceptable indoor air quality.

These types of systems exists in residential buildings, office buildings, schools, factories, sports arenas and many other built environments.

The profession involved with installing, maintaining, and repairing various indoor climate control systems is called a HVAC technician.

To become an HVAC technician one can enroll and complete an HVAC training program at a local vocational school, community college or government training center.


Topics covered in HVAC training courses

A full HVAC training course covers various fundamental topic areas such as blueprint reading, understanding schematics & symbols, making measurements, basic mathematics, hand-tools, portable power tools, troubleshooting skills and industrial safety and health. Furthermore, a fully-fledged course normally goes deeper in a few areas:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems
  • Energy Conservation
  • Industrial Hazard Control
  • Mechanical Maintenance Applications
  • Process Control Instrumentation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Rigging and Equipment Installation
  • Welding

To get a full overview of a well-structured curriculum you can see this course profile of an online HVAC technician training course, listing each sub category, and furthermore the topics and learning objectives of each lesson.


Types of HVAC training equipment

There are some courses online, but for an HVAC technician to become proficient in relevant generic hand skills it is important to also practice kinesthetic learning, to “learn by doing”. Any vocational school, community college, TVET college or training center will offer their students this type of learning.

Normal HVAC training systems comes as hardware built out of industrial components, such components that the students will encounter in their workplace. These training systems are sometimes referred to as “training rigs”, “training panels”, “training equipment”, “teaching tools” or “lab trainers”.

These systems are built to simulate real world scenarios with built-in real fault simulations so that the trainers can teach and assess the students troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. The systems are often integrated with some sort of automation, either home automation or industrial automation such are programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

HVAC training equipment always come with content such as user manuals, suggested curriculum, lesson plans, teacher materials and student materials including worksheets. Some producers have digitized their content delivery so that its easily available for students and teachers, not only in class, but also from students’ devices which gives them the possibility to student wherever and whenever they want.


Request Quotations for HVAC training Equipment

If you think that some of the HVAC training equipment listed above at the Edquip webpage are interesting, then feel free to request quotations straight from the producer.

You will need to click the orange button "ADD TO COMPARISON" for a minimum of two different products before you can register and request quotations from the "PRODUCT COMPARISON" page found in the header of the Edquip website.

Then just lean back and relax, the Edquip team will gather fully customized quotations for you, without sharing your contact details with the producer.

Check out this one minute video with English subtitles about how to use Edquip.