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Value of HVAC System Building Science and Performance Training

Updated April 20, 2022

In this episode, we sit down with John Ellis, performance HVAC and IAQ training consultant, to talk about the value of HVAC system building science, mechanical principles, and performance training. Essentially, the training is what turns technicians into IAQ specialists. For example, you can’t just throw a filter into an HVAC system. You need to measure and understand the effect installing that filter will have on their entire system. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Ellis’s HVAC career led him towards IAQ and if his path is scalable
  • How IAQ is connecting people and changing environments
  • Why HVAC schools are discounting the air side of things
  • Why you need to leave your gauges in the truck on service calls
  • and so much more…

Learn HVAC Building Science and Mechanical Principles First

Contractors and technicians who learn HVAC system building science and mechanical principles will be better equipped to help customers. A thorough understanding of how the complete HVAC system works together will help technicians diagnose problems effectively and make more informed suggestions about repairs and installations. In addition, a solid foundation in the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer will allow technicians to better understand the complex interactions between different HVAC components. As a result, they will be able to suggest more efficient systems and offer their customers quality solutions. Learning the building science and mechanical principles behind HVAC work is essential for anyone who wants to be a top-notch tech or contractor.

Did You Know? The typical ducted HVAC system only delivers 57% of the equipment’s rated capacity. With the right training, this wouldn’t be a problem. Yet, trade schools don’t touch on this subject. If you’re interested in increasing equipment efficiency, look no further. Watch and learn how NCI’s system performance training can help your business do better work ➡

HVAC Trade Schools Discount the Air in Their Training

HVAC trade schools typically provide mechanic training. They teach their students how to turn wrenches and install components. However, many of these schools do not place a strong emphasis on the “air” side of HVAC systems. As a result, students may graduate without a comprehensive understanding of how to optimize systems through measuring and analyzing technical data. Furthermore, it is important to note that the air side of HVAC systems is often more complex. As such, it is essential that techs and contractors seek out HVAC system building science training to provide quality work.

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