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Looking for an HVAC School?  
Consider Branford Hall’s HVAC/R Program

When you are looking for an HVAC school, it is important to find a hands-on curriculum where you get to try out new technical skills as you learn about them. The curriculum for Branford Hall’s HVAC/R program is hands-on and challenging, and will prepare students with the skills they need to excel in this field.

Below are some sample courses.

Title of Course Course Description
Residential Systems I & II The first course covers air conditioning and heat pumps, including procedures used to diagnose electrical control problems, an overview of geothermal heat pumps and cooling systems, and the refrigeration cycle as it applies to the heat pump. The course also focuses on correct charging procedures and sizing of heat pumps. The second part of the course covers the theory used to analyze mechanical and electrical problems encountered when servicing oil heating systems.

Commercial Systems: Packaged Systems

This course covers the nature, installation, use, troubleshooting, and servicing of packaged, factory-built and factory-tested systems. The student will learn about packaged air conditioners, air handling units, and mixing damper components, along with troubleshooting analysis and procedures.

Commercial Systems: Hydronics

This course covers the accepted procedures for proper design and balance of hydronic (water-based) heating systems. Also covered is solar hot water controls service and installation using proper methods. Students will also receive an overview of geothermal systems and their benefits to customers.

Commercial Refrigeration

This course acquaints students with commercial refrigeration systems used in the HVAC/R industry. It focuses on the fundamental parts and concepts of refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, and other commercial refrigeration equipment.

 

Indoor Air Systems

This course provides a basic introduction to indoor air quality and system designs used in the HVAC/R industry. Also covered are the concept of psychrometrics (the mixture of water vapor and air), dew point temperatures, and comfort.

The curriculum helps prepare students with a strong foundation for a rewarding career in the field of HVAC/R. The courses take place at Branford Hall’s Technical Training Centers where you will learn to use the latest tools, equipment, and technologies. Our instructors bring real industry experience with them, and understand what employers will expect from you as you begin your new career.

Looking for an HVAC program without the refrigeration component? We offer that too! In addition to the HVAC/R program, the campus in Springfield, MA offers a shorter HVAC program that does not include the refrigeration courses.

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