HVAC professionals today face continually changing technology, systems, and advances in the industry. It can be extremely challenging to be able to keep up with all these changes and new options in technology, and taking long professional development programs that take days away from your work is often not only impractical but often impossible.
The good news is the fact that there are short, specific types of HVAC controls training options offered by a range of different companies and organizations. Tapping into these training, which are typically a few hours to a day or two, allows HVAC technicians to choose the specific type of training, the cost of training, and even the dates of training that work with their schedule.
Many suppliers and distributors of building automation systems and components offer free HVAC controls training. These are often lunch and learn types of sessions, where a specific component or technology is highlighted in a basic to an advanced presentation.
Information on when and when not to use a specific controller or component, the benefits of the product, as well as the benefits to the system, can be highlighted over the lunch, providing a clear picture of the pros and cons of each component for any application.
These trainings are usually provided by the manufacturer, which is a great opportunity to ask specific questions about the product or to obtain assistance in troubleshooting the use of the component in a specific system.
Distributors and suppliers may also offer longer training, often several days in length, to address more complex control and automation systems and components. These are also taught by industry leaders with years of experience in building automation.
Focused, intensive, and interactive, these trainings provide a cost-effective way for professionals to become familiar with the specifics of the product in all types of applications and systems.