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Be Sure You Understand the Links Between STEM and HVAC

STEM and HVACSTEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — is the backbone of society. Every technological advancement and every new improvement to your home is a result of STEM. As such, it’s integral to your HVAC system. Here’s how STEM and HVAC are connected.

STEM and HVAC Education

STEM training is hugely beneficial to HVAC technicians. Engineering knowledge aids in the understanding of your system’s inner workings. That’s why the best HVAC contractors are NATE certified.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and certifying HVAC technicians in the work they do. That includes installation and repair of ACs, furnaces, heat pumps, and other types of heating and cooling systems. NATE certification shows that they’ve met a certain rigorous standard of knowledge and expertise in performing these jobs.

If your technician doesn’t have that certification or the engineering know-how behind it, you can’t trust them to do the necessary work on your system. Poor repairs or improper HVAC installation can cause serious problems with your system, wasting energy and even damaging the system over time.

STEM and HVAC Technology

STEM is also important when it comes to the manufacture of HVAC systems. As energy costs go up and climate change becomes a growing concern, science is continually looking for ways to improve heating and cooling technology. Your HVAC system uses more energy than any other appliance in your house. Therefore, in order to reduce consumers’ carbon footprints, new systems are necessary that can provide the same level of comfort for less energy.

Over the years, this has led to developments like variable-speed air handlers and dual-speed compressors, which utilize energy more efficiently. Currently, scientists and engineers are working on new developments in evaporative cooling, which uses new technology to improve on a very old HVAC method. They’re also developing newer and safer refrigerants that are not only more efficient but better for the environment. There are myriad ways that STEM research is on the forefront of home comfort.

To learn more about STEM and HVAC, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’re on the cutting edge of technology in order to keep Yuma homes comfortable.