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The top informational resources for HVAC contractors

2 November 2020

Whether you want to stay on top of industry trends or learn what other successful HVAC businesses are doing, having the willingness to learn is key. In fact, the best way to grow as a professional is to have an open mind and learn from those around you.

To help you dive into some learning opportunities, we’ve put together a list of the top HVAC industry publications and podcasts. School is in session!

Australia / New Zealand

1. AIRAH on Air

This podcast explores stories from the built environment in Australia and abroad, with a focus on the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Host Mark Spencer interviews experts on issues of national and international importance, such as global warming and big data, while also providing unique insights into site-specific projects and builds.

2. HVAC&R Nation

Did you know that the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) association also has a monthly print and digital magazine? Subscribe to discover HVAC&R industry news as well as insights from the experts.

3. Climate Control News

CCN is Australia’s ONLY independent publication for the climate control industry. They provide information covering all issues affecting the HVAC industry. If you want to stay informed and gain the insights you need to succeed as an HVAC professional, this is the publication for you.

4. HVAC&R Search

Another informational resource from AIRAH is their online database of manufacturers, suppliers, products and articles. Discover the best materials, wholesalers and brands catered toward HVAC businesses.

5. TradeMutt’s 120 Grit Podcast

In this podcast, hear from two Australian tradesmen as they work to bring awareness to mental health and share ways that trade contractors can help each other overcome mental and emotional challenges. In each episode, a special guest shares their unique journey with working in the trades and balancing mental health.

6. HVAC School

If you’re an HVAC professional and you’d like to upskill, definitely take the time to listen to this podcast. These episodes provide conversations about the industry, recorded HVAC training and interviews with professionals.

7. HVAC Masters of the Hustle

Ready to learn the secrets to running a successful HVAC business? This podcast features conversations with HVAC professionals who have high closing rates and strong business leadership skills. Gain tips on how to cater to your customers, increase profits and start your own HVAC business.

8. The Air Conditioning Podcast

A relaxed, fun and informative podcast for all things air conditioning. Also a great resource for industry experts looking to gather as much information to pass onto consumers as possible.

United Kingdom

1. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine

This publication shares the latest updates in cooling technology. Read about industry advancements and legislation issues so you can stay up-to-date on the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

2. PHAM News

Everything you want to know about plumbing, heating and air movement industry news, you can find in this magazine. Each editorial provides news about new products, legislation updates, views on traditional and renewable systems and other insights you don’t want to miss. Plus, if you work in the industry, you are eligible for a free print copy.

3. Heating Ventilating & Plumbing Magazine

Want to stay ahead of your competitors? Then check out HVP magazine for the latest industry news and insights. This print and digital publication has been in circulation since 1979 and highlights legislative changes, new technology and business best practices.

4. ACR News

Product updates, supplier highlights, energy news and HVAC industry trends can all be found in this online resource and print publication. Subscribe to the ACR News magazine and e-newsletter for exclusive insights into all things HVAC.

5. The Future of HVAC

Looking for a podcast with discussions on HVAC advancements and innovations that are changing the industry? Subscribe to The Future of HVAC podcast hosted by H&V News.

6. HVAC School

If you’re an HVAC professional and you’d like to upskill, definitely take the time to listen to this podcast. These episodes provide conversations about the industry, recorded HVAC training and interviews with professionals.

7. HVAC Masters of the Hustle

Ready to learn the secrets to running a successful HVAC business? This podcast features conversations with HVAC professionals who have high closing rates and strong business leadership skills. Gain tips on how to cater to your customers, increase profits and start your own HVAC business.

United States

1. HVAC & Refrigeration Insider

This national print and digital publication has a two-part mission: to help HVAC&R contractors be better informed about issues that impact their business and to provide a helpful platform for professionals to learn about the best industry products on the market. Subscribe to stay on top of HVAC&R industry news.

2. Contractor Cents

Looking for a podcast with ideas, best practices and news relevant to running an HVAC business? Look no further than the Contractor Cents podcast. Entrepreneur Ruth King hosts engaging episodes which provide tips for HVAC contractors to achieve their sales and growth goals.

3. HVACR Business

This magazine provides HVAC business owners and managers with the information they need to successfully manage a business. They share best practices on leadership, strategy, sales tactics, customer service and other concepts related to business management.

4. ACHR News

If you’re feeling out of the loop when it comes to breaking news in the HVAC industry, a subscription to this publication will get you up to speed. Discover the latest market research, service and maintenance best practices and other helpful information for contractors and business owners. They also have their own industry podcast.

5. The HVAC Jerks

Three down-to-earth guys with a wealth of HVAC knowledge got together to create a podcast. Their mission? To raise the professionalism and success of those in the service industry. Check out their fun and informative episodes for some awesome HVAC insights.

6. ASHRAE Journal

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has provided resources for contractors for more than 125 years. Their industry publication (free for association members) answers important questions about HVAC technology.

7. Contractor Magazine

Stay up-to-date on the latest technology, products and strategies that are driving success and safety in the HVAC industry with this digital magazine. In addition to circulating an informative publication, Contractor also shares white papers, webinars and other educational resources.

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