The Importance of Commercial Cooling in Data Centers

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In today’s tech-based world, even a brief breakdown in data center operations can spell disaster for businesses of all sizes. The data is where important data is stored and managed. 1 As the demand for data centers continues to rise, so too will the need for innovation and professional services in the tech-related commercial cooling […]

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EPA Section 608: Refrigerant Regulations

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Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice assessed a $500,000 civil penalty to Trader Joe’s grocery chain for failing to address excessive amounts of ozone depleted and greenhouse gas refrigerants leaking from its coolers. The business was also penalized for failing to maintain records, as required by the National Recycling and Emissions […]

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New Innovation in HVAC Duct Sealing

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JW Marriott Hotel in Atlanta was plagued with high-energy bills and musty odors.  A consultant was hired and figured out that the hotel’s ducts were leaking. Unfortunately, a barrier of walls, wires, and pipes prevented HVAC techs from reaching the ducts until they could approach the problem with a relatively new technology: aerosol duct sealant. 1 […]

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RETA Certification for HVAC Technicians

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If you’re interested in working in industrial refrigeration after you’ve completed an HVAC program and are looking to enhance your credentials, consider certification from the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA). What Is Industrial Refrigeration? Industrial refrigeration is used to cool items in large facilities like factories and warehouses. It differs from residential or commercial […]

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Benefits of Working while in Trade School

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Some employers have expressed concern that young people lack basic work experience. Because of this, workers never developed skills like responsibility, accountability and time management. The number of teenagers holding a part-time job has dropped by half from 1990 to today – an all-time low since the U.S. started keeping track in 1948. 1 Although […]

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R458A: A New R22 Replacement Refrigerant

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Thanks to legislation and innovation, the HVAC industry continues to become greener. Another refrigerant is now being used to replace ozone damaging R22 refrigerant. In July 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized the sale and import of the refrigerant R458A under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. It will act as a replacement […]

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2017 HVAC Trade Shows & Conferences

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Attending a professional HVAC conference has plenty of advantages: you get the chance to meet industry leaders, further your HVAC knowledge, learn new industry trends and network with other professionals in your field. Here are some HVAC trade shows and conferences occurring in 2017.   1. The International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) […]

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HVAC Technician Service Call Tips

hvac technician service call Soon you will finish your HVAC training and enter the field. Depending on where you work, you could make service calls to customers’ homes. Since customers often assume the appearance and professionalism of a technician is a reflection of the company and the technician’s skills, it’s important for you to make a good first impression. […] Read More

HVAC and Refrigeration – More than Comfort

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An air-conditioned room can provide much-needed relief in summer, but there’s more to HVAC than personal comfort. From healthcare to outer space, HVAC can help promote health, safety, and productivity in nearly every industry imaginable. Commercial Refrigeration Technicians who work in commercial refrigeration install, maintain, and repair walk-in refrigeration cases and retail refrigeration units. Handling […]

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Appealing to Millennial HVAC Customers

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As an HVAC technician, customer service is an important part of your job. This is true for many industries, but it’s especially the case for HVAC professionals who come into customers’ homes and provide services that affect their comfort, health, and utility expenses. The population is always evolving, so the same business strategies might not be […]

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