We’re thrilled to announce new learning systems from Amatrol that train HVAC skills for job readiness!
HVAC Skills are in High Demand
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers through 2028 will grow by 13%. This is rated as “much faster than average” for all job markets.
Why is there a growing need for HVAC (and R) technicians? There are plenty – so we’ll list a few of the most impactful:
- The market is broad: Every residential, commercial, industrial building in the world needs an HVAC system. New construction will always bring about HVAC needs, and existing buildings require maintenance and repair.
- HVAC systems are getting smarter: HVAC technology is evolving at an impressive rate. New smart systems connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) can use data to automatically make adjustments, or individuals can reprogram their systems from a mobile app. It will take a skilled technician to install and maintain these new systems – someone who understands both OT and IT.
- HVAC systems are getting greener: HVAC systems are getting increasingly efficient, reducing energy consumption and cost for the end user. As users upgrade their systems, technicians will be needed to install and maintain them.
HVAC is a field where there will always be a need for workers. It’s a great career choice, and technical training programs who have specialized courses will find learners ready to work.
New HVAC Training Systems
Amatrol, the world’s leading developer of technical training equipment, recognized these trends. In response, they’ve just released a new line of HVAC training equipment that will prepare learners for a rewarding career. We’re thrilled to share these with you!
R-134a Refrigerant Recovery & Charging (T7031)
Teach critical hands-on skills for refrigerant recovery and charging for R-134a refrigerant (Tetrafluoroethane) with the T7031 trainer. Learners will work with authentic industrial components, including: manifold gauges, submersible cooler, a recovery machine, temperature probe, filter dryer, low side liquid charger, vacuum pump, and micron vacuum gauge.
R-410a Refrigerant Recovery & Charging (T7032)
Teach skills for refrigerant recovery and charging for R-410a refrigerant (commonly known as Puron) with the T7032 trainer. Learners will work with authentic industrial components, including: a recovery machine, manifold gauges, submersible cooler, temperature probe, filter dryer, liquid vaporizer, low side liquid charger, vacuum pump, and micron vacuum gauge.
Residential Mini-Split Heat Pump (T7130)
This new HVAC training system from Amatrol teaches students to work with residential ductless “mini-split” systems. Authentic industrial components include a heat pump condenser, evaporator unit, thermostat, panel-mounted gauges, and a condensate pump.
Residential Heat Pump Troubleshooting (T7100)
HVAC technicians need to be able to troubleshoot faults in systems. This new trainer teaches these skills for residential HVAC systems that use a heat pump and traditional ducting. True industrial components are used on this system, including: a heat pump condenser, heat pump air handler, Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, fuse box, ducting and manifold.
Troubleshooting is done with Amatrol’s specialized troubleshooting software: FaultPro. This electronic fault insertion system is used on many of Amatrol’s trainers and will help learners solve the types of problems they’ll encounter on the job.
Train HVAC with eLearning Curriculum
As always, Amatrol’s training systems are backed by curriculum that teaches the theory and practical knowledge needed to apply HVAC skills in the workplace. It’s vital that students understand the basic theory of HVAC technology and principles before progressing to working with the hands-on equipment.
Amatrol’s eLearning features interactive, multimedia graphics, videos and simulations to directly correlate knowledge to job skills. Courses include pre- and post-quizzes, plus exercises and knowledge checks within each lesson to ensure the learner is engaged with the content.
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