About The Center
"One of a kind" is a phrase often used to describe Alabama Power's HVAC Training Center. Centrally located in the state and overlooking picturesque Mitchell Dam, the state-of-the-art facility has provided training, professional development and continuing education to over 29,000 participants from 43 states and three countries since 1986.
The 15,000 square foot main building houses three classrooms, three laboratories, an auditorium, dining area, computer laboratory, library, offices and administrative area. The three classrooms can easily be expanded to five. The building is equipped with 29 fully operational trainer units from 26 manufacturers; types include air source, geothermal, and dual-fuel heat pumps and commercial heat pump water heaters. The Center's staff has modified the units so participants can address virtually any technical, electrical, refrigerant or air-related questions.
The facility features 29 new trainers and 14 split system trainers used for tasks such as rewiring electrical systems and re-piping refrigerant systems. Simulators with internally metered devices to reflect time and proper troubleshooting procedures measure the participant's ability to repair potential problems. In addition to the main building, the Center includes a 1,536 square foot house with a full basement for duct board fabrication training. One half of the house is energy-efficient construction; the other half is conventional construction. Cutaways allow the participant to see the advantages and disadvantages of both types of construction. Our facility offers the most current equipment supplemented by hands-on, performance based classroom training.
Alabama HVAC Training Center,
2388 County Road 93,
Verbena, AL 36091