If you’re an HVAC technician, you’re most likely spending hours driving to and from job sites. Those truck rides can sometimes become very boring and mundane. However, there is a way for technicians to make their commutes a little more exciting and productive — without the need for extra work. Instead of spending time behind the wheel with silence or music playing in the background, why not listen to something more informative?
No matter how long you’ve been in the industry, there’s always room to learn. There are always new ideas out there that can broaden your perspectives and enhance your skills. And a great way to learn during your commutes is through HVAC podcasts.
What are podcasts?
Simply put, podcasts are audio programs that you can listen to through your smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet, etc. They are a series are spoken-word audio episodes that focus on a particular topic.
Most popular HVAC podcasts are easily accessible and free on the internet, no matter what operating device you have (iOS or Android). Typically, you can download a podcast through digital music and video services (Apple, Spotify, Pandora, Youtube) and listen to them whenever you want or when they air.
HVAC podcasts can be a great way to help stay up-to-date on industry trends and new ways to grow your business. To help get you started, here’s a list of the best HVAC podcasts for technicians.
Top HVAC Podcasts
HVAC Uncensored is for all people in the trade industry who want to perfect their craft. They offer business, technical, and financial advice while providing an entertaining listening experience. HVAC Uncensored airs every Monday.
HVAC School focuses on the more technical side of the HVAC industry and is a must-listen for technicians who want to be ahead of the game. They mainly cover topics that aren’t discussed as much, such as commercial refrigeration and ductless systems. They also feature helpful information about training and interviewing. HVAC School airs every Tuesday and Thursday.
HVAC Know It All
Ran by Gary McCreadie, a licensed refrigeration and gas technician with 20 years of experience, HVAC Know It All is the premier podcast for hands-on technical and professional advice, as well as tool reviews. HVAC Know It All airs weekly.
HVAC 360 offers a comprehensive and all-around approach to the HVAC world for technicians and contractors interested in the commercial side. The host, Matt Nelson, is a licensed mechanical engineer; therefore, the episodes focus on products and systems and how they work.
The HVAC Jerks
The HVAC jerks is hosted by three down-to-earth contractors who discuss industry tips, technical topics, and business advice. If you prefer listening to morning talk shows, then this podcast will be perfect for you.
Next time you’re on your way to a job, consider listening to one of these podcasts. Not only are they great to have on in the background, but they allow you to learn new tips and tricks within the industry, stay up-to-date with market knowledge, and help you feel more productive during your commute.