Hello my name is Dave and I am a certified HVAC technician. The purpose of this site will be to get you started in the knowledge of HVAC systems, if you already have sufficient knowledge in HVAC then I hope to help you improve your knowledge in hvac training. If you can’t learn anything from me, then maybe you can teach me a thing or two, I am no expert that knows everything that there is about HVAC, but I have been working on HVAC systems for 10 years.

So let me give you a little bit of background about my experience in the HVAC and the amount of HVAC training that I have received in the past in my career as an air conditioning technician. First off, I am a jack of all trades, I do it all from plumbing repairs, electrical, carpentry, to hvac. I have the same amount of experience in all fields as it is my job day by day to work in these fields.

I work at an apartment complex that had over 500 units, the place is thirty years old so troubleshooting hvac systems is nothing new to me. Might I mention that I also live in central Florida, so we have a significant amount of warm and hot days all year round, and being that most of the air conditioning systems that are on the property are fairly old, I am always getting calls every day about them not working.

I have seen many situations and many problems, the purpose of this site is for me and the knowledge that I have, and too share that knowledge with you, and since I remember what it was like when I knew nothing about HVAC, I think that I could provide sufficient HVAC training for beginners.Before I joined the apartment industry business as a maintenance technician I worked in the Navy for 5 years. In the Navy I was apart of the auxiliary gang, which deals a lot with air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation. The only difference between working in the Navy on HVAC systems and working in the apartment complex on their hvacs would be the type of Freon that we used. The old r-12 verse the r-22, both are going out of date though and will be replaced, but that will be 10 years down the road or more.

So with that introduction I really hope to help a lot of people that are out there and are clueless about hvac basics. Being that the economy is really bad not many people can afford hvac repairs, and that is why I am here to aid you in keeping your air conditioning and heating running efficiently.

**Updated July 2012**

It has been years since I have updated this page, and of course my job profession has changed to full time air conditioning service technician for the past couple of years. It has been much more challenging and much more hands on with different problems and situations. The more that I learn out in the field the more I will share with my fellow readers.

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Don Willhite July 15, 2010 at 1:00 am

Hi Dave, I ‘ve looked over your information on hvac. I just started working for a McDonalds franchise in Ill.& In. There are 5 stores total and the owner hired me as his maint. man,traveling from one store to the next to take care of their needs. In short I have 25 years experience in maintenance but nothing in hvac. I am looking for videos on hvac for beginners, with just the basic info on these units. Also the every day PM maint. and how to guide for beginners. If you can be of any help with videos please contact me @ dhwillhite@yahoo.com or call me at 1-765-592-2509. Thank you so much for your time, I hope to be hearing from you soon. Don

Shawn Jarrett October 13, 2010 at 2:33 am

Hello David:

I am searching for HVAC education and certification. I would prefer to learn online and save time from commuting to school, though I’m sure much of this education would have to be hands-on. Can you recommend an online school ? My goal is to become certified by the State of Florida as a technician. I already have my EPA license. What could the local community college teach me that I couldn’t learn online ?

David Brown January 7, 2011 at 6:12 am

Hi David,
I am looking for advice on how to begin in the field of HVAC. I have no experience but am fairly interested in HVAC, i have visited a couple of trade schools that seem real decent but the student loan cost is a big commitment, is there another way/better way to enter the field of HVAC, what would a technicion of your experience reccomend?

Jim January 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I really appreciate your site. It seems like there is always more to learn with HVAC, and people like you offering free information is priceless! Maybe we can do business sometime, I run a sort of “directory” called HVAC Services. We point people to reputable and licensed HVAC service centers.

Kevin January 11, 2011 at 5:22 am

Dave I found your site and find it very informative.
I am in S Florida and have been keeping units running for 8 years, BUT I do not have the expertise to replace a compressor or handler. I am looking for a way to get this knowledge either on line or at a local school.
I am EPA universal certified(also a proctor) plus I am very familiar with with all components in Resi and Light comm equip. I have been in the portable business for many years supplying and servicing 1 thru 25 ton plus chillers. I just dont have the complete package to do it all.
Can you give me some insight on a good path. I would also like to chat with you via phone for more info if possible.
Thanks in advance

Gary Keyser January 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

Hi Dave
I am looking for a good online school for HVAC training. I live in South Africa and am looking to change careers from building project management to a new one in HVAC. I only have time initially to study at night to get the academic knowledge and once I have the theoretical knowledge I will join company to get the relvant practical experience. Thank you for your insightful website. It has been very useful.

Hansel Edwards February 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Is there a school in Central Florida (Eustis area) you would recommend to become an EPA certified technician.
Hansel Edwards

Warren R. March 9, 2011 at 3:52 am

Hi Dave – I am looking for some info on an HVAC Training School in Florida, there are only a handful but none where I live….any other options? Do you know of any good online hvac programs? Looking forward to your response.


Isaac johnsonj June 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

book sounds good this is the training I need

gilbert rodriguez August 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm

hey dave, am looking for information on hvac i been working for a country club and i want to on the units here and i need to get a videos or some beginners guide to help me in anyway i can work on these units thanks very much hope to here from u soon!!!!!!!!

Enock Malinda September 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

please send me information about the training that you are offering as sopon as possible
am intersred in hvac
looking forward to hear from you

HAFIZ RIZWAN AHMED January 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm


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