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HVAC Cerification & Training In Charlotte NC

HVAC Cerification & Training In Charlotte NC

The Training Process of HVAC In Charlotte

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It’s not be required for every person who works in the heating and air industry to become heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) certified, but it is required if you want to become an HVAC technician or mechanic. Technicians typically specialize in installing or repairing units, even though they are trained to do both. Some technicians also specialize in specific types of equipment, like solar panels or hydroponics. In addition to heating, vents and air conditioning units, people with HVAC certification are qualified to work in the refrigeration field, and can even specialize in large-scale projects like commercial refrigeration units. In order to become a certified HVAC technician, you need to attend classes and then pass a state-mandated certification test.

Benefits of HVAC Certification

Obtaining your HVAC certification has numerous benefits. Not only does the certification entitle you to a bigger paycheck, but it enables you to specialize in specific areas of the industry. While those looking to specialize in the heating aspects of the industry only need to obtain their HVAC certification, those looking to specialize in air conditioning and refrigeration need to also obtain their EPA certification. If you’re planning on starting your own business, obtaining the certification benefits you immensely because customers often turn to contractors who are certified before they will hire someone who doesn’t have an HVAC certification.

HVAC Certification Requirements In North Carolina

HVAC technicians at My Air Today are required to complete HVAC training. Classes typically range from six months to two years, depending on how in-depth the course you choose is. Most states require HVAC technicians to be certified or licensed. In order to get your certification, you need to take and pass the state exam, once your classes are complete. There are two agencies that offer national certifications, North American Technicians Excellence (NATE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA offers CFC certifications that range from working on small appliances, low-pressure appliances and medium to very high-pressure appliances as well as the national certification. There is no uniform certification for HVAC within the United States but many companies know about and recognize NATE as well as the EPA.

Everyone attending HVAC certification classes is trained in all areas of the business; however, many people choose to specialize in one area of the industry so that it’s easier to market their skills. Not only is it easier to market your skills as a specialist, but customers tend to trust a specialist more than they do someone who simply obtains general knowledge of the industry. Numerous areas of expertise are available. They range from the type of appliances (large or small) to the type of appliances (heating, air or refrigeration.) Some techs also specialize in installing or repairing solar panels or other alternative heating sources.

Salary Ranges
The average HVAC salary is $45,000. However, HVAC salaries vary by company, industry, experience, location and benefits. The salary also will change if you work in a specialized field. For example, an HVAC installer may only make $24,000 where an HVAC engineer averages $60,000 a year.

HVAC Certification Costs In Charlotte

The cost for HVAC certification varies depending on the training program you take. It also depends on which exam you take and your state’s licensing fees. You will want to contact a training school in your area or visit a website to determine the costs. The average range for the state exam fee ranges between $60.00 to $120.00, but could be more or less in the state you live in.

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8100 England St
Charlotte, NC 28273
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State Regulations
Every state has its own regulations for HVAC certification. You will need to check with your local and state electrical board to see what the requirements are for the HVAC certification in your area. There are some states that don’t require certification. Other states have local certification and not state certification. Some states may have licenses along with the HVAC certifications. Any HVAC technician that works with refrigerants has to take special testing for a license in refrigeration specialization. You will want to familiarize yourself with your state’s regulations before you begin school to become an HVAC technician. That way you can ensure that you are taking the right courses and not wasting your time or money.

Where to get your HVAC training

There are many trade schools and tech schools that offer training for HVAC. You need to make sure the school is accredited before you begin classes. Most programs take six months to one year to complete. Once you complete the classes you are ready to take the state certification test. Once you have completed your training you must then complete an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship program may take up to four years to complete. There are some unions or organizations like the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) or the Air Conditioning Contractors of America that sponsor apprenticeship programs. These programs combine the classroom work with the field training. There are also some online schools that offer HVAC training. The online schools are cheaper than many of the tech or trade schools. Most of your training will happen on the job but you still need the schooling to be able to pass the certification test.

Secured Debts such as houses and cars

Secured Debts such as houses and cars

Bankruptcy usually does not wipe out or extinguish liens, such as mortgages, deeds of trust, or tax liens. That means if you want to keep your house or car you have to keep paying. Remember that creditors want your money not your house or car.

If you still owe money on your car, you can choose to reaffirm the debt to the secured lender. Under Federal Bankruptcy law, you must reaffirm your car loan within 45 days after your typical single Court appearance or “341 bankruptcy meeting.” Under the “new bankruptcy law” you no longer have the option of continuing your car payments without reaffirming the loan. Once the loan is reaffirmed, if you default on your payments and the car is repossessed, you are liable for the repossession deficiency. That being said many creditors not named “Ford Motor Credit” still allow debtors to keep a car without reaffirming.

Redemption is another option to keep secured property by allowing debtors within 45 days of the “341 meeting” to purchase it from the secured creditor in a single payment for its present value.

North Carolina is located in the Federal 4th Circuit which does not require reaffirmation for a house. That means a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will discharge the debt on a house, but not the lien. Translation: If you want to keep your house keep paying, but if at some point in the future you decide to move or walk away you can without fear of being sued for a deficiency balance.

We hope the information provided on this site has been helpful, but bankruptcy law is complex and confuses even non-bankruptcy attorneys. Another complication is bankruptcy is different for everyone depending on what you own and what you owe. There is no substitute for meeting face to face with a qualified bankruptcy lawyer best able to explain all your options. Federal Law requires you be given the mandatory “bankruptcy disclaimer” at this meeting before individual advice may be given. Please call our office at (704) 493-6851 or email using the Quick Contact form on this page for a free bankruptcy consultation.

Bankruptcy Attorneys Charlotte

Bankruptcy Attorneys Charlotte

North Carolina Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy relief is based upon Federal Law, although North Carolina law also comes into play. Most importantly are North Carolina Bankruptcy Exemptions that determine what property you may keep. One of many bankruptcy myths is the bankruptcy trustee will take your house or car. That rarely happens!

Another important state law issue is the North Carolina median income numbers representing the starting point of the bankruptcy means test analysis. The bankruptcy means test is used to determine whether an individual qualifies for Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you happen to make more than the median income numbers do not assume you fail the means test and can’t file Chapter 7. There are many deductions that help you qualify such as a mortgage, car payment, childcare, charity giving, health insurance, support giving to older parents, and taxes. Also- if the majority of your debts are “business debts” Congress has decided the means test requirement will be waived.

At Witt Law, P.A. a Charlotte lawyer will meet with you for a free bankruptcy consultation including means test analysis. Another benefit we provide is an eye towards bankruptcy avoidance via debt settlement. The last thing a collection agency or collection department wants to hear is a call from a bankruptcy attorney saying they must either compromise or risk getting zero in bankruptcy.