Energy Systems Technology - HVACR

Industry Description

Technicians apply technical training in electrical, electronics, environmental, and mechanical to operate, maintain and service these types of HVACR systems:

Heating and air conditioning (HAC) equipment are climate control systems installed in buildings. In addition to providing thermal comfort they are meant to provide acceptable indoor air quality and the ability to regulate and maintain the systems. An HAC system typically consists of central forced air heating, and air conditioning equipment. Central heating equipment generally consists of a type of furnace or heat pump used to heat water, steam or air in a central location, and them distributes the heat through piping or ductwork.

Ventilation (V) systems, a forced or displacement ventilation system can also be used to control humidity or odors through heat recovery ventilators (using heat exchangers to bring the fresh air temperature to room temperature) or displacement ventilation systems (introducing air into a room at low velocities). Air conditioning equipment provides heating as well as cooling and humidity control to a building with increased energy efficiencies.

Refrigeration (R) is the process of controlling temperature and humidity to process or preserve products such as food, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, artifacts, and medical supplies.