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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What Is a Refrigeration Technician?

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As a student getting started in HVACR training, you study the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. When you enter the field, you may choose to focus on one area. See what could be in store for you if you choose to become a refrigeration technician. What Does a Refrigeration Technician Do? To […]

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Why Become an HVAC Technician?

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If you are looking for a career path that offers plenty of job opportunities, a hands-on environment, job security and a good salary, then working as an HVAC technician can be a great option. Following are five reasons why becoming an HVAC technician may be a good idea. HVAC Job Growth Rate The U.S. Bureau of […]

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Career as a Boiler Operator

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What Does a Boiler Operator Do? Boiler operators and stationary engineers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of boilers for commercial and industrial buildings. Tasked with ensuring that these costly pieces of machinery operate safely and efficiently, boiler operators handle regular maintenance and repairs. Typical job responsibilities include performing diagnostics, using valves to control air, […]

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OSHA Updates Confined Spaces Rule

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) creates and enforces standards to ensure workers are safe on the job, and its rules affect everyone from retail workers to construction crews to HVAC professionals. 1 Recently, OSHA updated a rule designed to protect HVAC technicians who work in confined spaces. OSHA’s Role in the HVAC Industry […]

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History of RSI

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Founded in 1965, the Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) has shifted from a small family business to a prominent HVAC and refrigeration school. Although it has expanded significantly from its beginnings as a family business, RSI has always focused on preparing students for work in the trades. Founding of RSI in the 1960s RSI was founded in 1965 by Ed Loney Sr., […]

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Grad Connection – Meet Justin Davis

Justin, 35, from Sierra Vista, Arizona, had worked a bunch of sales jobs before enrolling in the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program. He graduated in September 2016. We spoke with him the week after his graduation. Thanks for your time, Justin. What made you decide on an HVAC career? I wanted a career path. I’d been […]

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Grad Connection – Meet Rudy Ortega

Rudy, aged 29, had a double celebration in September 2016; he graduated from the Refrigeration Technologies program the day before his 29th birthday. Rudy worked as a maintenance tech, including air conditioning maintenance, for five years before coming to RSI. We spoke with him just a week after graduation. Thanks for sharing your story Rudy. […]

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