HVACR and Plumbing Career Guide

Explore careers in HVACR and Plumbing with the following links to job descriptions, which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required.  To learn more about the HVACR and Plumbing Industry, follow the related links below the career descriptions section.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Plumbing Career Descriptions

Appliance Installers and Repairers
Boiler Operators - Skills and Abilities


Building Inspectors

Building Maintenance Repair

Career Opportunities in HVACR

Careers in Plumbing

Contractors and Supervisors - Trade

Construct Your Future - PHCC

Construction Workers

Construction and Carpentry Careers

Construction Managers - Skills and Abilities

Cool Careers

Engineering Careers

Electrotechnolgy Careers

Entrepreneur - Start Your Own Business

Gas Fitters

General Maintenance Mechanic
Heat and Frost Insulators

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics - O*Net

Heating and Cooling Mechanics - Military

Heating and Cooling System Mechanics
Heating and Cooling System Mechanics

Heating and Refrigeration Repair ASHRAE

Heating and Ventilating Engineer

Heating and Ventilating Fitter

Heating and Ventilating Fitter

Heating and Ventilating Technician

Helpers - Plumbers, Pipefillter, Steamfillters

Home Appliance Installers - Skills and Abilities

Home Appliance Repairer

HVACR Career Opportunities

HVAC Careers and Jobs

HVACR Job Descriptions

HVACR Installers

Industrial Hygienist
Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Machinery Maintenance Workers

Machinery Maintenance Workers - O*Net

Mechanic and Repairer Helpers

Mechanical Engineers

Pipefitters, Pipe Layers and Steamfitters

Pipefitters -Skills and Abilities

Pipelaying Fitters - Skills and Abilities



Plumbers - Skills and Abilities

Plumber and Gas Fitter

Plumber and Pipefitter

Plumber and Related Trades

Plumbers and Pipefitters

Plumbers and Pipefitters - Military

Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Gas Fitters

Plumbing and Heating Careers

Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Career

Plumbing Job Description

Plumbing Trades
Powerhouse Mechanics - Military

Refrigeration Mechanics - Skills and Abilities

Refrigeration Mechanics

Sheet Metal Trade

Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet Metal Workers - Skills and Abilities

Skilled Trade Profiles

Skilled Trades, Technology and Manufacturing

Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitting

Sprinkler System Installer

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Steam Fitters Job Description


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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Plumbing Related Sites

Learn the Basics

About Temperature

About Natural Gas

Air Psychrometrics

All About Energy

Backflow - What is it

Boiler Conversions - Tech References

Boiler - Wikipedia

Brass - An Introduction

BTU - What is it

BTU - Overview - Wikipedia

Chlorine Information

Chlorine Introduction

Compressed Air Glossary

Commercial  HVAC Installation Guidelines

Construction Management Toolbox

Control Tutorials

Cooling and Heating Glossary

Cooling Technology - Wikipedia

Copper Plumbing

Copper - The Durable Metal

Copper Tube Handbook

Cross-Connection Control Introduction

Cross-Connection Control Manual - EPA

DC Circuits Tutorial

Electricity Basics

Electricity Overview - Wikipedia

Engineers Edge -
Design, Specs, Materials, Calculators
Energy Introduction

Energy Overview - Wikipedia

Energy Efficient Appliances Lesson

Glossary of HVACR Terms

Grey Water - What is it

Heat and Thermodynamics

Heat, Energy, and Temperature

Heat of Combustion

Heating and Cooling 101

High Performance HVAC

How Air Conditioners Work

How a Heat Pump Works

How a Refrigerator Works

How it Works - HVACR Equipment

How Refrigerators Work

How Stuff Works

How Things Work

HVAC Terms and Definitions

Indoor Air Quality FAQ

Indoor Air Quality Introduction

Indoor Air Quality Glossary

Indoor Air Quality Publications

KATES - Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise

Motor Formulae

Piping - Wikipedia

Pumps - Internet Glossary of Pumps

Refrigeration Basics

Tech Tour New Technologies


Thermal Energy Technologies

Thermodynamics - Wikipedia

Thermostats -Programmable

Thermostats - How They Work

Toiletology-Toilet Repair Tutorial

Space Heating and Cooling Guide

Welding Basics

What is Temperature

Work, Energy and Power


Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Chronology - PDF

Carrier History

Dishwasher History

History of Air Conditioning

History of Ammonium Refrigeration

History of Plumbing
History of Plumbing - Ancient to Modern Era

History of Plumbing

History of Sanitary Sewers

History of Thermodynamics

History Resources and Links

Inventors. Inventions and Biographies

Microwave Oven History

Refrigerator History

HVACR Directories and Industry News


Advanced Building Technologies

Air Conditioner & Refrigeration Achievements

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating News

All HVAC Info

American Gas Cooling

ARI - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Manufacturers

ASHRE Research Topics

Building Energy Efficiency

Cool Net

Construction Industry Overview - BLS

Construction Statistics - Census.gov

Contraction Business - Helping HVACR Contractors

HVACR Excellence

HVACR Industry Websites -
Assocs., Manufs, Distributors
HVACR Industry Outlook

Industry Statistics

News - AC, Refrigeration and Heating News

Plumbing Industry Publications

Process Pumps and Filtration

Refrige.com - Industry News

Space Conditioning Systems

Technology Education Lab

Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps - How They Work


Geo- Heat Center

Geothermal Heatpumps

Heat Pump Center

Heat Pump Technology Tutorial

Heat Pumps- Save Energy


York International


Absorption Chillers - PDF

Coolant - Wikipedia

Refrigerant Cycle

Refrigerant Handling

Refrigerant History

Refrigerant Overview - Wikipedia

Refrigerant Safety

Refrigerant Safety - EPA

What You Should Know About Refrigerants

Photos, Images and Clipart

#1 Freer Clip Art

Amazing Picture Machine

Cool Archive Clip Art

Classroom Clip Art

Image Collections

Image Searcher - Virtual Learning Resource

Light Bulbs - Pictures and Graphics

Occupations Clip Art


Picture Dictionary - Clip Art

Renewable Energy Pictures PIX Search

...Additional Image and Clip Art Resources


AC, Heating and Refrigeration Jobs

America's Job Bank

Cool Careers

HVACJob- Employment Source

State Divisions of Occupational Licensure


Bathroom Plumbing Repairs - Basics

Codes and Standards Resources for Plumbing

How do They Make a Plumbing Tube

Plumbing Articles -
Copper Development Association
Plumbing-CAE and Repair

Plumbing Codes and Standards

Plumbing Basics

Plumbing Industry Links

Plumbing Industry Terms - PDF

Plumbing How to's- Easy2.com

Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine Online

Plumbing Links.com

Plumbing Net - Manufacturers

Plumbing Manufacturer Resources

Plumbing Systems

Plumbing Web
Polybutelyne Plumbing

Energy,  Oil and Gas

Alternative and Renewable Energy Links

Clean Energy Basics

Coal Gassification - PDF

Comparing Heating Systems

Consumer Energy Info

Energy and Power Resources

Energy Efficient Appliances

Energy Savers Fact Sheets

Energy Solutions Center

Energy Star

Facts on Fuel

Gas Technology Magazine

Natural Gas - Info & Educational Resources


Renewable Energy


Air Conditioning Contractors of America

Air Conditioner and Refrigeration Institute

Air Duct Cleaners Association

Air Movement & Control Association

American Gas Association

American Society for Plumbing Engineers

Ammonium Refrigeration Technician Association

Construction Trade Associations
HVACR Industry Associations

Mechanical, HVAC Trade Organizations
Indoor Air Quality Association

National Association of Construction Boilermakers

National Fire Sprinkler Association

North American Technician Excellence - NATE

Plumbing, Heating Cooling Contractors Association

RSES  - Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
Sheetmetal and Air Conditioner Contractors Assoc.

UA Trade Associations
United Association - Plumbing and Pipefitting

Training and Certification

Apprenticeship Resources

ARI Certification

Backflow Prevention Training

Certification - How to become NATE Certified

Construction Training and Schools

Find  HVACR Training in Your State

How to Become NATE Certified

HVACR Technician Certification

HVACR Training Programs - Cool Careers

HVACR Training Programs - Schools by State

HVACR Vocational Schools

HVACR Schools

HVACR Trade Schools

HVACR Colleges

Industrial Hygienist Training Programs

KATES - Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise

NATE Testing Locations

Occupational Licensing Requirements

On-Line Training - HVACR

On-Line Training - ACCA

Refrigerant Certification Issues Section 608

Scholarships - Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

Sprinkler Fitters Apprenticeship Training - PA, NJ, DE

Training - NATE Education & Training Schools

...More Trade and Technical School Links

Safety and Standards

A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Air Duct Cleaning

Air Quality - Health Issues Related to

Appliance and Equipment Standards - Energy Related

ARI/ANSI Standards and Guidelines

Benefits of CFC Phaseout

Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Chemical Safety Topics - NIOSH

Clean Air Act

Cross-Connections Health Hazards

Electrical Incidents - OSHA

Fire Sprinkler Facts

Forklift Information - OSHA

Fundamentals of Indoor Air Quality

HVAC Skill Standards

Indoor Air Quality

Lead in Drinking Water Hazards

Lead Toxic Facts


Mandatory Requirements for HVAC Systems

Mold - Facts About

Mold, Moisture and Your Home

Mold Resources - EPA

Natural Gas Safety

Occupational and Industrial Safety Resources

Plastic Pipe Standards

Plumbing Skills Standards

Radon FAQ

Radon Hazards

Teen Worker Safety

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Repair, Maintenance and Construction

Build. Com

Building Materials

Construction Education

Construction Web Links

Electrical Links and Resources

Home Maintenance & Repair Encyclopedia

Microwave Repair

Popular Mechanics

RepairClinic.com - Appliance Repair Help
Welding & Metal Work Resources

Math, Calculators and Science

Air Psychrometrics
Basic Fan Laws - Air Turbines

BTU Calculator

Calculating Pipe Lengths

Calculating Pressure Loss in Piping Systems

Compressor Calculators

Home Energy Checkup - Saving Energy

How to Calculate Pressure Drop

HVACR Calculators

Science and Engineering Encyclopedia

Science Links & Resources

...Additional Math Resources

Lesson Plans and Curriculum

Classroom Energy Lesson Plans
Energy Efficient Appliances - Online Lesson

Construction and Building Qualifications
Vocational and Career Related Lesson Plans

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