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Online HVAC Certifications

ethicalpaulethicalpaul Member Posts: 1,070
Hey gang--

If I wanted to move beyond just "knows enough to be dangerous", is there a good online course provider that you would feel good about? I like learning things generally and I want to know more about HVAC systems. I want to know more about my systems, or maybe I'd want to be a helper as a side gig someday.

Basically is there an online HVAC course that would get me enough to know what I'm doing and/or prepare me for certifications?

1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG


  • CBRobCBRob Member Posts: 104
    I was wondering the same thing.

    I can afford to take classes, I can't afford to be an apprentice for 3000 hours.

    I think on the legal side of things, I can install boilers and heat but can not hook up the dhw or the gas line.
  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Member Posts: 1,070
    Thanks @CBRob that's interesting. No DHW huh? Weird.

    Are you referring to your own house, or others'? And what is your geography if I may ask? I'm in Northern NJ and they still let homeowners do at least some of our own work.
    1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG
  • CBRobCBRob Member Posts: 104
    Just the rules and regs for Colorado.

    Everything heat related is fine, except for the gas line.

    And technically, nothing to do with drinking water without a plumbing license.

    The way things are here in the ski resort part of Colorado, I'm going to be my own boiler guy whenever possible.

    On my own house anything goes.
    I'm a property manager, and have been subbing out all my boiler work.

    I don't really need to learn anything about the AC part of things...
    AT least not till global warming warms us up a couple more degrees.
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 5,334
    This is a good one for the mathematically inclined.
    They used to have one called "Integrated HVAC Engineering by Robert Bean" which was fantastic. You may want to ask if they plan on bringing it back.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Member Posts: 1,070
    Thank you both
    1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG
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