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    Newbie on forum in need of advice

    Hello,

    I have been working for an air duct cleaning company for 7 years. I know that air duct cleaning isn't the most accepted trade around many hvac contractors but this company does it legitimately. (not a rotobrushing and uv light 89.99 whole house cleaning that turns into 1,200 dollars by the end of the job) Long story short is that i am looking to expand my knowledge of HVAC. Does anyone know of any online training courses that i can take. I know that actual classroom then apprenticing is probably a better solution but I work 50 hours a week and am a father of 2 so I cant afford to not work. I know some of the basics since i have been around the field and had my hands on everything from small residential units to huge chiller units. I do enjoy my line of work and the company that i work for. They are even offering to pay for any courses that i can justify taking.

    Thanks in advance,
    -B

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbb13 View Post
    Hello,

    I have been working for an air duct cleaning company for 7 years. I know that air duct cleaning isn't the most accepted trade around many hvac contractors but this company does it legitimately. (not a rotobrushing and uv light 89.99 whole house cleaning that turns into 1,200 dollars by the end of the job) Long story short is that i am looking to expand my knowledge of HVAC. Does anyone know of any online training courses that i can take. I know that actual classroom then apprenticing is probably a better solution but I work 50 hours a week and am a father of 2 so I cant afford to not work. I know some of the basics since i have been around the field and had my hands on everything from small residential units to huge chiller units. I do enjoy my line of work and the company that i work for. They are even offering to pay for any courses that i can justify taking.

    Thanks in advance,
    -B
    Where are you located?

    Several on line training available but like everything else theres good & bad.

    http://www.ua.org/locals
    Contact the local branch and apply for the apprenticeship program......
    Get paid to learn.

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    These locals are great!

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    YouTube and this forum will get you some of the way but feild experience is worth a pay cut, initially. EPA universal will get your foot in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdan View Post
    YouTube NO! and this forum YES! will get you some of the way but feild experience is worth a pay cut Maybe, initially. EPA universal will get your foot in Baloney.
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    Hey dude if you haven’t seen the “I’m a new tech with very basic capabilities” thread that was just made. The pros give a bunch of juicy info on how to learn basic knowledge for aspiring techs


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    I agree with the post above that suggests you get into a UA local and get paid to learn as an apprentice.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
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