ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has released a new four-part computer video training program on installing gas furnaces.

“Mastering Gas Furnace Installation” is guided by instructor Jack Rise, a leading HVACR technical educator. This training is designed to help technicians and others prepare for, take, and pass the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) specialty exam in gas furnace installation.

According to ACCA, the self-paced education program offers comprehensive instruction in an easy-to-understand manner, directing users through each section with clear explanations and visual aids. The training is broken down into the following four parts: gases, burners, and combustion; installation; venting; and electrical.

Mastering Gas Furnace Installation is the newest in ACCA’s training series called “NATE Essentials.” Information about the entire series can be found at Other programs in the series include:

• Mastering Core Installation

• Mastering Core Service

• Mastering Heat Pump Service

• Mastering Air Conditioning Installation

• Mastering Gas Furnace Service

“There simply isn’t a more cost-effective way to provide employees with top-notch training from a leading trainer,” said Paul Stalknecht, president and CEO of ACCA. “These NATE CDs allow users to progress at their own rate and during times convenient to them. You buy the sets once - for much less than you would ever spend hiring a professional trainer to conduct a class for your employees - and it’s yours forever.”

Mastering Gas Furnace Installation, sold as a four-CD set with a list price of $299 or a discounted $199 to ACCA members, is available for purchase online or by calling 888-290-2220. For more information, visit

Publication date:05/17/2010