In these unprecedented times, comfort is a commodity.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems seem like a modern concept but it’s actually been around for thousands of years and shows no sign of decline. HVAC system design is a part of mechanical engineering that focuses on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.

It is an industry heavily vetted in the S.T.E.M. arm of education. Did you know that STEM scientists and engineers work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics? If you’re looking for a solid career, these fields are becoming very popular and could be a great role and career opportunity.

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday, and James Joule all have in common? They’ve all played a part in creating our modern day HVAC system. While there isn’t one particular inventor of HVAC, many brilliant hands contributed to its creation. The first known heating system design is from the Romans about 2000 years ago. They designed a system called a hypocaust, a type of central heating. It used a heat source in the lower levels of a building and pipes to distribute heat to different rooms. Click to learn more on the history of HVAC.

HVAC system design and the other arms of mechanical engineering, electrical and plumbing, continue to be on the cutting edge of technology. New ideas are needed to keep up with climate change, sustainability, and architectural advances. However, this lucrative career tract is in need of qualified people. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Commercial and residential building construction is expected to drive employment growth, and job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be good.” – bls.gov

Yagla Engineering Services understands the importance of innovation and industry leadership. Their team of engineers has over five decades of experience in the MEP engineering industry and come from different educational backgrounds. The stellar YES team is the reason behind their highly sought after services and renowned MEP designs. If you’re looking for a solid career choice, you can’t go wrong with STEM based mechanical engineering.


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