TRAINING

With the Minnesota Air Air Academy, you can choose from a selection of in-person or online courses on installation and service from certified trainers to earn credits your technicians can apply toward HVAC certification. Minnesota Air has a library of resources so you can take a class around your schedule, look up a technical video on demand, or search for the tips and tricks you need. We’ll even work with your team to outline courses specifically for your business.

Standard courses

Get up to speed (or get back up to speed) with a curriculum calendar designed to keep your team current with today's brands, technology, and problems.

Custom curriculum

Know the basics but need some specialty training? With custom hands-on training from experienced HVAC specialists, we’ll tailor the information to best fit the current challenges your team is facing.

Residential and Commercial HVAC Training

Whether you work with big HVAC applications, in-home heating & cooling equipment, or something in between, we'll make sure your technicians are ready for any challenge. Our top-of-the-line instructors are often part of our internal team, but we also partner with manufacturers to provide product-specific training for the latest tech, equipment, and tools.

Industry Proctored Tests

Get your employees and company the knowledge they need with Minnesota Air. Whether you need 50% team NATE certification as a Carrier dealer or your team needs to be EPA-certified to purchase certain refrigerants, we'll help your team get accredited, certified, and ready for success.

TRAINING CLASSES

Onsite Courses

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Gas Combustion Burners and Furnaces: February 7th, 2023: 8:00am-10:00am: 2 CFAD Credits: 

This course covers the basics of fuel combustion; the chemistry of combustion; gas burner systems; and furnace heat exchanger mechanics. Although the focus will be on residential indoor furnaces, the knowledge applies to light commercial including rooftop units.

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Carrier Duct Free Systems Installation, Setup and Troubleshooting: February 14th, 2023: 8:00am-12:00pm: 4 CFAD and NATE Credits:

This class covers the installation and set-up required for Carrier Mini-Split Systems. Installation requirements including line set, wiring and charging will be reviewed. Check test and startup procedures will be discussed as well as some troubleshooting of the refrigeration system and electrical components.

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Gas Furnace – No Heat: February 16th, 2023: 8:00am-3:00pm: 6 CFAD Credits: 

In this seminar service technicians will learn troubleshooting of gas furnaces including the following major components: Circuit Boards; Gas Combustion Controls (including flame rectification circuits); Safety Devices (including pressure switches and limit devices); Burner Systems; and Combustion Analysis. This class does not cover troubleshooting of Infinity controls (see INFSC). This is a hands-on class, so class size is limited due to the number of workstations available. Please bring your own tools and test equipment (hand tools, multi-meter, gas manometer).

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Gas Combustion Burners and Furnaces: February 21st, 2023: 8:00am-10:00am: 2 CFAD Credits: 

This course covers the basics of fuel combustion; the chemistry of combustion; gas burner systems; and furnace heat exchanger mechanics. Although the focus will be on residential indoor furnaces, the knowledge applies to light commercial including rooftop units.

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Combustion Analysis and Furnace HX Testing: February 21st, 10:30am-12:30pm: 4 CFAD Credits:

This class will provide the technician with basic knowledge of analyzing combustion gases with modern test equipment and will cover the use of an analyzer in the industry recommended AHRI Induced Draft Heat Exchanger Inspection Procedure. Most of the seminar examples are with residential products, but the same methods can be used on gas fired roof top units.

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A/C Installation, Setup and Basic Troubleshooting: March 14th, 2023: 8:00am-12:00pm: 4 CFAD Credits: 

In this seminar we will cover: the basic refrigeration cycle including all major components and superheat and subcooling. Topics include: installation techniques including brazing line sets, system evacuation and charging methods; basic troubleshooting of major components including compressors, motors, capacitors, contactors and safety devices; basic refrigeration system diagnostics including overcharged and undercharged systems, system contamination, and airflow issues.

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Rooftop Unit Economizer Setup and Troubleshooting: March 21st, 2023: 8:00am-10:00am: 2 CFAD Credits:

This class provides an in-depth understanding and hands-on troubleshooting of the Belimo Zip economizer controls. Class consists of presentation and discussion, but most of the time will be spent with hands on working trainers covering set up, sequence of operation, and troubleshooting.

This course is free for Carrier & Tempstar dealers; Non-dealer cost is $25. *See training policy for cancellation/no-show fees.

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Rooftop Unit Economizer Setup and Troubleshooting: March 21st, 2023: 10:30am-12:30pm: 2 CFAD Credits:

This class provides an in-depth understanding and hands-on troubleshooting of the Honeywell JADE economizer control. Class consists of presentation and discussion, but most of the time will be spent with hands on working trainers covering set up, sequence of operation, and troubleshooting.

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Carrier Infinity System Installation & Setup: March 23rd, 2023: 8:00am-12:00pm: 4 CFAD and NATE Credits:

In this training program we will cover the unique components in the Carrier Infinity products and the set up and control wiring required. Topics include: All common applications of Infinity heating and cooling systems; Zoning; Infinity Touch Control User Interface; Unique features; Setup options; Operation; Wiring; Basic troubleshooting of Infinity Controls; Wi-Fi installation and setup.

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Carrier Duct Free Systems Installation, Setup and Troubleshooting: March 28th, 2023: 8:00am-12:00pm: 4 CFAD and NATE Credits:

This class covers the installation and setup required for Carrier Mini-Split Systems. Installation requirements including line set, wiring and charging will be reviewed. Check test and startup procedures will be discussed as well as some troubleshooting of the refrigeration system and electrical components.

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Airflow Testing: March 30th, 2023: 8:00am-12:00pm: 4 CFAD and NATE Credits:

In this seminar we will provide an in-depth understanding of system pressures and velocities as they relate to airflow. Airflow testing methods discussed include: Static Pressure Method; Temperature Rise Method; Velocity Pressure Method; and Enthalpy Difference Method. Although the seminar is focused on residential products, the same methods can be used on light commercial applications.

HVAC Training & Certification

"My heater is broken. Can you fix it?"

If you're not answering "yes" to every call, you're losing business – and if your technicians and installers can't back it up with the know-how to get the job done, you're losing your reputation.

That's why we provide installation and service training and certification to HVAC companies across residential and commercial verticals. This includes real-world situations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration marketplace.

Maybe turnover has left your company with a knowledge gap and the newbies aren't quite up to speed yet. Maybe your technicians need EPA or NATE certification. Maybe your team just needs a regular refresher. Whatever it is, your team needs to be ready to handle every kind of issue they'll run into in the field. These courses and certifications are open to anyone in the market in a number of convenient ways.

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Minnesota Air's Air Academy Provides The Insider Knowledge You Need

While there are many HVAC training courses in the Midwest, Minnesota Air's trainers are unique because they're also our technical support team. We have labs to provide technicians with hands-on training so you can learn how to solve the problems you’re most likely to run into in the field.

How do your customers find you? With Minnesota Air's tailored and targeted HVAC marketing strategies, you can put your company in front of the people who need your services the most.

We use our insider knowledge of contractors’ frequently asked questions to build our training programs – and vice versa. Minnesota Air updates our training curriculum on a regular basis to ensure it's in line with what challenges installers and service techs are currently facing. Our service team finds out what technicians and installers are struggling with in the field, discovers solutions to them, and creates training to help the industry handle them. But we don’t just talk about it: we give you the opportunity to emulate it so you’re prepped with real experiences and solutions.

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