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Why You Might Want to Go to an AC and Refrigeration School, San Antonio

Though once seen as a luxury, air conditioning now falls squarely into the “necessity” category, particularly in hot states like Texas. Consumers no longer tolerate indoor heat, while health authorities caution the public against spending the summer in buildings without climate control. The demand for air conditioning has in turn created a large number of stable, well-paying jobs in HVAC maintenance and repair, which represent a rare silver lining in a tough economy. Consider attending AC and refrigeration school San Antonio if:  

You Value Job Security
With the loss of manufacturing jobs overseas, the economy’s growing mechanization, and other economic changes, job security may seem elusive. As an HVAC technician, however, your skills will remain relevant for decades to come. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for HVAC mechanics and installers is expected to grow by 21% over the next ten years, which is almost double the rate for the rest of the economy. Changes in housing and environmental regulations, a boom in the construction industry, and the need to replace climate control systems every 10 to 15 years will all contribute to robust job growth, guaranteeing HVAC workers employment for years to come.  

You Seek Financial Success
Full-time HVAC technicians make a median annual wage of $43,640, compared to $41,020 for other repair, maintenance, and installation workers. Well-trained and experienced technicians can earn even more than this, with the top 10 percent of HVAC workers earning $68,990 per year in 2012. AC and refrigeration school will give you the skills and expert advice to rise to the top of an already lucrative industry.  

You Care About the Environment
HVAC systems consume more energy than any other household appliances, meaning that even minor heating and cooling inefficiencies can take a serious toll on the environment. Attending an AC and refrigeration school San Antonio will teach you how to minimize this problem. You’ll know how to inspect household HVAC systems, identify defective equipment, blockages, and other problems, and fix them. Doing this will save consumers money while reducing the pollution, carbon emissions, and fossil fuel use required to heat and cool their homes. You can thus take pride that your work helps not only your customers, but humanity as a whole.  

You Want to Get Your License the First Time Around
Although Texas does not require HVAC technicians to undergo formal training, technicians must pass a licensing exam to practice professionally. The exam costs $115, and although you can take it as many times as you like, you have to pay the fee each time. Moreover, the longer you spend taking the exam, the longer you’ll have to wait before you can begin working and earning money. An AC and refrigeration school San Antonio will teach you everything you need to know to pass the exam the first time and get your license immediately.

Technical training will also prepare you to attain additional licenses for more complex work. Once you receive your Class B license, which lets you work with HVAC systems that are 25 tons or smaller, you can promptly attain the Class A license for work on all HVAC systems.  

In an industry as dynamic as HVAC maintenance, predicting future trends is every bit as important as mastering present ones. The best HVAC technicians are always on the alert about new economic, technological, legal, and environmental developments, adjusting their skills regularly to keep up with these changes. AC and refrigeration schools provide the training and resources to make these constant adjustments. To learn more about the future of HVAC, contact the Southern Careers Institute today.

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