Training & Education

New Program Recruits, Trains, and Employs HVAC Workforce of the Future

Home services company teams with Florida technical college to provide training and jobs

One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating®, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, has announced its sponsorship of the One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Technical Training Center at Suncoast Technical College. The company is fully funding all the tuition, supplies, books, and uniforms of the students in the program.

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Home Services Provider Launches Partnership with Mike Rowe

Partnership Aims to Grow Awareness in HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Skilled Trades

Direct Energy's brands, which have committed to donating $100,000 in scholarships to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation over the course of 12 months, will work alongside Rowe to promote the skilled trades industry and empower future and potential trade professionals.

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May 29, 2015: MCAA, MSCA Revise Model NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program for Service

Program Outlines Electrical Safety Procedures for Those Working on HVAC Equipment Pushing 480 Volts or Less

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) have revised their Model NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program for Service to make its contents consistent with recent revisions to the NFPA Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E - 2015).

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Training Track: May 25, 2015

The principles of pressure and temperature control systems, including on-off and modulating control loops, sensors, controllers, and safety considerations will be covered in this course. 

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The Vital Relationship Between Student, School

Contractors and Prospective Employees Need One Another to Succeed

In this article, I would like to keep the momentum going by tackling the critical issue of what steps trade schools should be taking to educate and train our industry’s future technicians and installers so they can hit the ground running as soon as they graduate. 

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HVAC Excellence Conference Educates the Educators

Industry Educators and Trainers Receive Valuable Lessons in Orlando

The conference featured a bevy of presentations, including award ceremonies, breakout lessons, general sessions, and a product exhibition with more than 70 showcasing companies. Educator credentialing exams were provided on-site as part of the conference, as was a class on programmatic accreditation.

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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


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Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.

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