A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting

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  • July 18, 2022 - July 29, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This robust 10 day class covers Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps principles. Students will progressively develop their knowledge and skills related to residential and commercial air conditioning.

The full-color AC Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting course offers classroom and hands on training leading to the EPA Technician Certification. This course will cover topics of: Electrical Controls & Wiring, Electric Motors & Compressors, Air Flow & Measurement, Refrigeration, Troubleshooting, Super Heat & Sub Cooling, and much more.

This intensive program is comprised of hands-on training in our state-of-the-art lab, video simulated operations, and classroom lecture and discussion. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the registrant will sit for the EPA Technician Certification.

Students who complete this course successfully, will progressively be able to:

  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the History and Chemistry of Refrigerant
  • • Properly troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, maintain and service popular brands of A/C units and heat pumps
  • • Perform installation and maintenance on system components including: Compressors, Evaporators, Condensers, Metering Devices, Line sets, and Filter Driers with minimal supervision
  • • Properly perform assigned duties demonstrating proper safety practices and procedures in the lab and the workplace, while installing, designing, troubleshooting and servicing systems
  • • Maintain a safe and OSHA compliant work environment
  • • Multitask and prioritize all duties and responsibilities in order of importance

Registration fees include:

Our Instructor:

Ed (Eddie) Howell brings over 41 years of industry experience to the PPA technical training program. Eddie began his career working for PA based HVAC company for nearly two decades. He has spent the last 26+ years at APR Supply which included managing their training efforts for the 30+ locations. Ed’s credentials include Nortek TSA, NATE Certified in four disciplines (A/C, HP, Gas Furnace, and Oil & Gas Hydronics), RSES Member, and local OESP Chapter member.

Hotel Discount Options

Receive discounted rates at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East for a special rate of $83/night. Book online or make your reservation by contacting them at (717) 939-1600 and request the PA Petroleum Association room block.

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Receive discounted rates at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott for $119/night. Room code S6627..

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Receive discounted rates at the Red Lion Hotel for $77/night. Book your room online or call (717) 939-7841 and request the PA Petroleum Association room block.

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Venue Phone: (717) 939-1781

Venue Website:

PPA Training Center, 911B South Eisenhower Boulevard, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 17057, United States


911B South Eisenhower Blvd
Middletown, PA  17057