The Importance of Hands-On Learning

The Heat Exchange Experts have made a name for themselves as the leaders in heat exchanger repairs and training seminars. But what sets our classes apart from our competitors? It’s our commitment to providing you with hands-on learning opportunities. We feel that one of the most effective ways to learn more about these complicated machines is to see their points of failure and identify the signs of disrepair. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss why hands-on learning is beneficial for students who take our seminars.

Improved Retention Of The Material

It can be a frustrating experience to sit through a lecture only to forget everything you heard as soon as you walk out the door. Hands-on learning has been proven to improve retention rates in learners. By handling a broken heat exchanger or positioning a replacement part on a demo unit, you’ll have a better understanding of how the heat exchanger works and you’ll you remember that information for a longer period of time.

Opportunities For Feedback

In traditional lecture formats, students are given the information they need to carry out a heat exchanger repair, but without immediate feedback, the first heat exchanger repair they conduct may be faulty or wrong. Because we structure our seminars around hands-on learning, you’re given the opportunity to try mock repairs or part replacements. Our instructors can then offer you advice on how to make repairs more effectively, or highlight your strengths and proper techniques. This feedback will give you a clearer picture of how to properly repair a heat exchanger.

Minimize Risks

If you read our last blog on the dangers of a broken heat exchanger, you know that for homeowners living with a damaged or improperly repaired heat exchanger, the carbon monoxide that can build up in there home can lead to sickness, disorientation, and even death. It’s important that your skills in heat exchanger repair are at their sharpest. Not only because it reflects on your work, but also because it’s part of keeping your clients safe and healthy. The hands-on learning our training seminars afford you allow to make mistakes in a controlled environment, where the only real consequence is that you’ll have to try again.

Increased Problem Solving Skills

The fact is, when you are called to a client’s home to repair their heat exchanger, you might encounter an issue that we didn’t account for in our training seminar. This isn’t a failure of our course, it’s just a result of different conditions and equipment interacting and failing in different ways. Thanks to our hands-on learning courses, you’ll have a wide breadth of knowledge to draw from when deciding how to best repair the heat exchanger or make the determination that your client needs a new heat exchanger entirely.


If you’re interested in learning from the professionals who literally wrote the book on heat exchanger repair, it’s time to take one of our seminars. We travel all over the United States throughout the year, offering the best courses in heat exchanger training. We bring more than 50 field-tested, heat exchanger units into the classroom so you can see for yourself just how these units can fail, and how to repair them. If you don’t see a seminar happening near you, you can request one in your area. Sign up for your heat exchanger training seminar today.