Alaska HVAC Training
Alaska is cold. A well trained HVAC tech will spend very little time waiting for the phone to ring once winter hits. The middle of the hot days of summer are often in the 70s decreasing the need for HVAC techs working on AC units.
You will find very few air conditioning units in Alaska.
Now ask around about heating systems. People will talk for days. Electric units are expensive to run, so you will find very few. The guys who service these things are trusted friends. If an HVAC tech in town is badly trained, and makes a mistake, you can be you will hear about it for decades to come. You will even find heating systems running on all types of fuels other than the usual expected from a group of people trying to survive the winter in comfort. This variation in fuel, which is greater than the lower 48, makes the heating portion of the hvac tech training in Alaska even more precise and more tricky.
For families who are out of town, and often even the ones in town, the difference of the heating system being reliable, and the ventilation working correctly can mean their life or death. The second the snow gets too thick, and they can’t get out or around town, they are pretty much stuck with the environment that their home holds.
Carbon monoxide poisoning, is pretty much non existent from an AC system. On the other hand, with people burning all kinds of fuels indoors, in and out of their HVAC systems, it is a very real problem in Alaska. Proper ventilation training for an HVAC tech in this environment becomes vital for a tech to maintain the health of the families they serve.
When the temperature drops really low it increases the use of food, and could literally cause a family out in a house in the woods to starve over winter.
For most the heating and ventilation of their HVAC system will not be a life or death situation, but more one of comfort.