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Top HVAC Training Schools in Iowa

As with most of the Midwest, Iowa sees both extreme high and low temperatures throughout the year. Temperatures can fluctuate from below zero in winter to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. With its rainy summers and snowy winters, the state is susceptible to flooding at several times of the year. Because of this mix of moisture and extreme temperatures, HVAC technicians are always in constant demand in Iowa from both conventional heating and air contractors, as well as weather damage restoration companies.
hvac training image1An accredited HVAC training program will teach students the proper procedures for the installation, maintenance and repair of commercial and residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration units and prepare them for a career in field. Classes include such fundamentals as building code requirements, proper refrigerant handling, system design and basic electrical circuitry and engineering. HVAC programs also prepare students for federal, state and board certification and licensing exams.

How to Get Certified in Iowa

Federal law requires HVAC technicians to earn a Section 608 certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the state of Iowa, HVAC technicians are also required to obtain a Service Technician HVAC Specialty License through the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board. Requirements for this state license include a criminal record free of any felony convictions and a valid North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification or an associate’s degree in field from an approved training program.

Salaries for HVAC Technician Jobs in Iowa

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for HVAC technicians in the state of Iowa is $45,770. In the Des Moines, Davenport and Iowa City metropolitan areas, the average salary for HVAC techs is over $51,000, annually. In the Sioux City area, HVAC technicians make the lowest annual salary in the state, earning $40,340, on average. HVAC technicians living in Iowa have the potential to make a higher wage in the nearby Omaha, NE metropolitan area, where the annual average salary is $55,050.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in field will grow by 21% by 2022.

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