2017 Refrigerant Industry Trends

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Many refrigerants contain substances that damage the ozone layer or contribute to global warming. The Clean Air Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to keep the environment free from certain pollutants like refrigerant. These rules shape the HVAC/R industry, so it’s important for technicians to keep track of them and other relevant trends to ensure […]

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HVAC Business Essentials in 2017

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A recent survey asking HVAC contractors what they think is important to running a successful business in 2017. As the market looks to be growing in the near future, those thinking about expanding their HVAC business may want to consider the following best practices to achieve their goals. Below are some essential tips on how […]

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HVAC Sales Jobs

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When hearing “HVAC,” most may think of repairing air conditioners or installing refrigerators which is true. However, the HVAC industry offers different career options. One of these opportunities is sales. HVAC Sales Representatives The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 4,210 people were employed in Sales and Related Occupations in HVAC as of […]

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A Skilled Trades Resume Template

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An effective resume will make you stand out among applicants when you apply for a job in the skilled trades. An employer often only spends a few seconds glancing over your resume, so first impressions count. In many cases, this will be your one and only opportunity to get your potential employer’s attention and convince […]

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Boiler Operator Training

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People may not know this, but becoming a boiler operator is growing increasingly complex, so boiler operator training is more crucial into entering that profession. 1 Here is some more information about what you will learn and what being a boilermaker entails. What Is a Boiler Operator? Boiler operators are in charge of running, maintaining, […]

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How Can Drones Help HVAC Techs

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Drone technology is booming and finding its way into a variety of industries, including HVAC. Drones may bring benefits regarding technician safety, cost effectiveness, and data collection. Imagine having a drone assist you on a job call, what would that look like? Assessing hard to reach areas: Drones can fly over areas that are not […]

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EPA Certification for HVAC Techs

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Whether it’s a requirement of the state where you work or want to advance in your career, you will want a certification. If you handle refrigerants, you’ll need Section 608 Technician Certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some HVAC certification requirements are optional, but this one is a federal law. It applies to HVAC […]

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How to Become a Refrigeration Technician

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What Is a Refrigeration Technician? A refrigeration technician represents one job of a larger industry called HVAC/R. HVAC/R stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. 1 Some techs work on heating and cooling units. Refrigeration techs work on refrigerators and freezers. Common Steps to Become a Refrigeration Technician Step 1: Choose a Trade School […]

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Allergy Season: How HVAC Maintenance Can Help

allergy season Many people suffer from itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose in the spring and fall. 1 That’s why these times of year are called “allergy season.” Plants release pollens in the spring and fall. People who are allergic to pollens may experience more symptoms during these times of year. You might think you […] Read More

The Importance of Boiler Maintenance

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What Does a Boiler Operator Do? As a boiler operator, you’d be in charge of operating, inspecting, and maintaining boilers. 1 Definition: A boiler is a large metal tank that heats water or turns water into steam. That hot water or steam is sent to radiators to heat a building. 2 3 Boiler Operator Jobs: […]

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