Practical HVAC

Practical HVAC Beyond the Box Diagnostics

HVAC Training For Enhancing Your Team's Performance

Anyone can sell another box, but can you ensure the whole system delivers the comfort your client wants? Imagine propelling your HVAC career forward with reduced liabilities and expertly honed skills. Our course offers a hands-on approach, focusing on real-world installations, precise ducting design, and a comprehensive understanding of heating and air conditioning fundamentals. With ACCA's Practical HVAC, you'll delve into the very science of HVACR, mastering industry-accepted techniques and gaining unparalleled competency. Step into the realm of the exceptional with this transformational journey.

This three-day course is catered to service technicians, sales advisors, production managers, and installers who want to transition to an improved and consistent performance level.

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up-icon.pngWho It's For

Targeted to Service Technicians, Installers, Sales Advisors, Production Managers, and Service Managers interested in improving and meeting a consistent performance level. The course is designed to help you improve your performance level, reduce liabilities, increase knowledge, and ramp up sales.

up-icon.pngWhat is Covered

Achieve a smooth transition to a higher and stable level of performance with our program, designed to decrease your professional liabilities and boost your sales opportunities. Our ACCA-backed technical training empowers you with the accurate protocols to comprehend and execute precise system performance calculations on residential split systems and heat pumps. Furthermore, students will learn how to design effective residential duct systems and how to educate clients on the benefits of IAQ, plus much more!

  • Don't Miss OutUnderstand the side effects of odor, mold, and high energy bills.
  • Best Practices to reduce complaints and improve sales.
  • Learn how to evaluate duct design flaws and best industry practices.
  • Understand how to reduce liabilities via an informed customer.
  • Educating clients on the benefits of IAQ and how to design ducts in a retrofit world.
  • Introduction to Manual J® design conditions.
  • Introduction to CFM calculations for gas furnaces and air handlers.
  • Introduction to measuring total capacity, latent capacity, and sensible capacity.
  • How to test a capacitor under load.
  • Introduction to Indoor Air Quality diagnostics and evaluation.
  • A review of ICC Codes.
  • How to do a Duct Design in a retrofit world.

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up-icon.pngHow it Works

Practical HVAC takes place over three days with approximately 8 hours of course time per day. Attendees can expect to cover a wide range of topics and should bring a notepad and a writing utensil to take notes on.

Registration for Practical HVAC includes a Practical HVAC workbook and an ACCA Duct Wheel.

The current tuition fee for Practical HVAC is $800 for ACCA Bronze Members and $850 for non-members

up-icon.pngAvailable CEU/CEHs

(CEU/CEH totals available as of 4/13/2021. These are subject to change; please check with pertinent organizations if there are any questions.)

NATE - 24 CEUs

up-icon.pngTo Register

To register for the class, click on any upcoming dates you see above under “Upcoming Classes.”

Please note that advance registration and payment is required; unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate any “walk-in” registrations.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to If you must cancel your attendance, you will be moved to the next available class. Requests for refunds will be handled on an individual basis. Any cancellations received under one month prior to the start of the class will not be considered for a refund.

For more information, contact or call 703-575-4477.

up-icon.pngAbout the Instructor

Matt Akins, ACCA Manager of HVACR Education, has sixteen years plus of HVACR experience, including five years as a technical trainer, teaching HVAC curriculum to hundreds of students across the country. He has managed all aspects of the training process, consisting of, designing classes for duct design, refrigeration, and HVAC system diagnostics as well as editing existing classes and making them current with current code and laws.