Air Conditioning Engineers
Air conditioning engineers are also known as contractors, technicians, and engineers. An air conditioning engineer is a person who has the education and certification needed to install, repair and maintain HVAC systems that regulate temperature and humidity in commercial buildings. Commercial buildings typically have ductwork or evaporative cools or heat recovery units (HERS), but may also include a combination of both of these systems. These systems are maintained by air conditioning technicians who ensure the safety and proper operation of the equipment. They are usually the first point of contact for customers in case of any problems with the system.
Some businesses may not require an air conditioning engineer job, but there are other roles that these professionals need to fulfill. Some HVAC tasks include testing systems to ensure adequate function and maintenance of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. HVAC engineers who are certified can often help to determine the safety of HVAC systems through routine evaluations and inspections. They can also help with any mechanical problems that may arise during normal operation.
There are several different types of HVAC engineering jobs available. One is the maintenance, installation, or repair of an HVAC system. Installation engineers are responsible for installing the heating and cooling equipment as well as installing the components. They are responsible for diagnosing and repairing malfunctioning components.
Another type HVAC job is that of ventilation and air conditioning engineer. These professionals are responsible of optimizing indoor environments using the mechanical processes that heat and cool. They are typically involved in the design and manufacture of new HVAC units and ventilation equipment. They are skilled in the design and manufacture of HVAC equipment.
The last type is refrigeration technologists. Refrigeration technologists inspect and evaluate various methods of refrigeration, such as water-based, oil-based, electric, and hybrid. These technicians test HVAC equipment for commercial, industrial, institutional, as well as residential use. They train and qualify employees to comply with air quality standards set by the National Air Quality Commission (NAAQC). If employed, a refrigeration engineer must possess knowledge of air conditioning systems, including principles, maintenance, measurement, design, operation, and maintenance.
All three types of HVAC professionals need to possess knowledge of refrigerant, condensation, humidity control, electrical, and mechanical engineering. These professionals don’t usually need to be familiar with mechanical engineering. However, they may need to understand how cooling and heating systems work. This includes the principles of refrigerants and condensation, humidity control, air flow, cooling towers and air conditioning systems. They also need to understand the role of heating or cooling systems in maximizing energy efficiency. Air conditioning technologists and engineers must also be familiar with industrial refrigeration, electrical engineering principles, manufacturing processes, and electrical engineering principles.
It is important that all three types of HVAC professionals remain updated on current information and research about their specific field. They need to know how climate control and HV AC maintenance work. They need to be aware of the government regulations and rules that govern HV AC Maintenance, including standards for water conservation, refrigerant safety, noise level compliance and energy efficiency. To be able to work in HVAC, they must be certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers. For example, the SAE offers ASE Certifications for Industrial Installations and Floor System. The Society of Electrical Engineers as well as the Society of Automotive Engineers offer similar certifications to HVAC professionals.
A strong education in either electrical or mechanical engineering is necessary to become an air conditioning engineer. Online programs are offered by many colleges and universities that offer both an accredited degree in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Engineering students can also pursue an Online Master Degree in HVAC to supplement their education. Many colleges offer strong programs in HVAC, project work, and graduate degrees in HVAC systems, heating, cooling, refrigeration, air conditioning, and other related subjects.