How to Become an Energy Star HVAC Contractor

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking for contractors who want to learn all about best practices in HVAC design and installation. 1 As an Energy Star contractor, you can connect to leaders in the building industry. Becoming credentialed with an Energy Star program can also help you stand out among your competitors. 2 What […]

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How To Become A Licensed Electrician

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Are you interested in becoming a licensed electrician? Electricians work in a variety of environments. They must bring a variety of skills, from practical to personal to technical. To work as a licensed electrician, training and getting the work experience may take years. However, in the end, you will be able to work as a […]

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Electrician Tools of the Trade

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When you turn on the lights each morning, you have electricians to thank. These professionals keep homes, businesses, and industries powered with the electricity that’s essential to accomplishing everyday activities. They couldn’t make all of this possible without their tools and skills. So, what are those tools and skills that electricians have? What Do Electricians […]

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Manufacturing Day 2017: Closing the Skills Gap

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“Growing a talented workforce helps ensure manufacturing will continue to be the bedrock of our economy and competitiveness.” –Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers Imagine what a day without a computer or a cell phone or even a car would be like. No emails or Facebook to check. No way […]

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Supermarket HVAC/R & Energy Efficiency

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Supermarket HVAC/R is a large industry in the US. They make up 2% of commercial building space and account for 6% of total commercial building energy consumption in the states. 1 A lot of a supermarket’s energy costs comes from refrigeration, so greater energy efficiency in refrigeration can mean greater net profits for supermarkets. HVAC […]

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PHOENIX, Sept. 18, 2017 –  The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), the largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) school in the country, announced it will launch a Welding Specialist Program in collaboration with Tulsa Welding School in the Phoenix market, with classes expected to start December 11, 2017. With capacity to accommodate 120 students, the […]

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What To Know About Refrigerant Leaks

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Refrigerant leaks can be very frustrating. Imagine, in the middle of a heat wave, the refrigeration system stops working because it is low on refrigerant. For businesses that rely on cooling, like supermarkets or data centers, this may have major consequences. Yet, even if it doesn’t lead to a complete outage, refrigerant leakage can have […]

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David Eaker, who previously served as regional director of admissions at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston and Tulsa Welding School (TWS) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been named campus president of The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI). As campus president, David will oversee many facets of RSI including operational effectiveness, academic quality and […]

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What Is a Structural Welder?

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Structural welders play an important role in the construction of roads, bridges, buildings, and other important infrastructure. 1 Their work is challenging but fulfilling: they climb great heights to ply their trade and shape cityscapes. Learn more about the field of structural welding in this article. Structural Welder Definition A structural welder is an ironworker. […]

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What Is Welding?

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When you drive to work everyday, open your computer, or even watch a NASCAR race, you probably don’t think about welding, but the process plays an integral role in all three of these things. In fact, more than 50 percent of U.S. products use welding. 1 What exactly is welding? Read on to discover more […]

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