Whenever your furnace breaks down you call your reliable HVAC supplier to send a technician over to repair it. You would naturally expect him to know what he is doing. Most of the best technicians go through continuous education and training to be able to keep up with latest trends in technology. With fast advancements in technology however, it is sometimes difficult for current technicians to learn about the latest trends. Sometimes, when they are faced with new products whose interface are different from those that they are used to, they sometimes fail to solve the HVAC system that needs repair.
What are HVAC instructors saying about this?
Many HVAC educators who have been training technicians for many years now believe that there is only one way to ensure that technicians learn how to keep up with the latest trends. The irony of it all is that they simply have to go back to the basics. While many instructors agree that the latest models and products of HVAC systems have become quite too complex, they also maintain that as long as they stick to the fundamentals and the basics of HVAC systems, they will always know the answer even to the most complicated situations.
Why is that? The answer is simple. It does not matter how complex the HVAC or control systems are because they are all based on unchanging fundamentals. As long as the technician knows that heat naturally flows from hot to cold and he knows his superheat and sub-cooling concepts as well as his psychometrics, then he will almost instinctively be able to figure out just about any HVAC system that he faces. Being able to apply these well-learned set of fundamentals is the key to maintaining success in the ever-growing HVACR industry.
How do you know if your HVAC technician is reliable?
Every now and then, it is advisable for you to check on your HVAC supplier. Ask the company if they set aside enough budget for the training and continued education of their technicians. Even if their technicians have the mastery of HVAC fundamentals and the skill to efficiently fix any broken system, they will still need to through training just so that they are updated on the latest advancements in technology. You would want your technician to be the most efficient person to service your system especially if it breaks down in the most crucial times. Having a well trained technicians gives you the confidence that you can have your system serviced any time it needs repair.