I originally tried posting in Educational Forum but read afterwards that I wasn't allowed to post a new thread there..anyways...
Couldn't find anything about this great piece of software anywhere on this site, so here it is...
I stumbled across and purchased this NEW online training simulation software from Delmar/Cengage Learning/Nelsonbrain.com. You can purchase as a printed access card (A card they mail out to you with your access code) or you can purchase an Instant Access Account, where you will have access to the simulation software instantly. I purchased the instant access for under $60 and that gave me 2 years access to the online software...and boy is it ever worth the cheap $60.
As a 1st year apprentice in the industry, this software is a great tool/resource for my learning and troubleshooting skills. I'm sure it will also be a valuable tool for really, anybody in the industry.
It is a 3D simulator for troubleshooting many faults for Split Residential A/C, Commercial A/C, Heatpumps, Gas Furnaces, Oil Furnaces and Gas Boilers. It even has a section to develop your Soft Skills as well.
The best way to understand what this simulator is all about is to watch this demo here..http://www.cengagesites.com/HVAC-R/655/hvac/hvac-demo/ http://www.cengagesites.com/HVAC-R/655/hvac/hvac-demo/
This simulator is as real as it gets...you even have to clean up after you've fixed the system.