How-To

Tips for an HVAC Job Interview

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that HVAC professionals are in demand, with an expected 39,600 jobs to be added to the labor market between 2014 and 2024.1 However, without the ability to present a professional image during your interview, a positive job outlook will ultimately not translate to gainful employment. If your interview skills could […]

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Important HVAC Customer Service Tips

Great customer service makes all the difference in the world in any industry including the HVAC field. Customers often call when their homes are sweltering or freezing due to a broken down air conditioner or heater. An HVAC program will teach you about the mechanics of system installation, maintenance, and repair. It’s also important that […]

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Resource Guide: Refrigerants of the Past, Present and Future

Refrigerants are to HVAC units as blood is to the human body: both are essential for the mechanism’s proper function. Refrigerants come in many different types, and each has its own set of advantages and concerns. Learning about the various refrigerants is something you learn in refrigeration schooling. Here are major types of refrigerants used throughout […]

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Protecting the Environment with Natural Coolants

Greenhouse gases are defined as the gases that are responsible for causing the greenhouse effect on the earth’s atmosphere. Traditionally used refrigerants contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which have been proven destructive to the protective ozone layer of the earth. This is dangerous because as the ozone layer gets depleted, dangerous ultraviolet radiation harms people, […]

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5 Ways Homeowners Can Save Money and Energy

Energy consumption is projected to slightly rise in 2017. 1 This means costs will rise as well. Here are five suggestions to help homeowners save money on home heating and cooling. 1. Switch to a SEER-14 HVAC Systems The United States Department of Energy (DOE) implemented new energy requirements. That means if Homeowners in the South […]

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6 Things to Know When Updating your HVAC System

An HVAC system that operates efficiently keeps utility costs down and your family comfortable when temperatures peak or plummet. While regular maintenance can keep heating and cooling units running properly, the equipment usually must be replaced every 10 to 15 years.[i] When it’s time for an HVAC update, homeowners should consider the following six suggestions. […]

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How to Get a Clean Energy and Other Vocational Jobs

As the Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency notes, there are many types of green energy jobs, and many different fields to which green energy can be applied. Some of the many employment opportunities include working as a solar panel installation expert, wind turbine technician, engineer or even a farmer. [i]  The qualifications for getting a […]

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Preventing Mold in Your Home

Mold poses a serious risk of destroying indoor air quality and natural materials in buildings, as well as causes health problems especially for people who already suffer allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. as it has the ability to grow on nearly any surface. Mold growing on an HVAC system is common. Fortunately, technicians with […]

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Winter Heating HVAC Checklist for Homeowners

Homeowners count on their heating systems to keep their families comfortable during the cold season. As anyone with HVAC certification knows, problems can occur any time of the year—even in the dead of winter. While a sudden breakdown would be inconvenient in some regions of the country, in others it could prove devastating. Inefficient equipment […]

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An Electrician’s Guide to Holiday Lighting

The holiday season grows brighter and brighter each year as excited homeowners try their best to outdo one another in the lighting department. Huge lighting displays are common in many neighborhoods, and while these are often gorgeous, they present a number of hazards for electricians. Common holiday season lighting hazards may no longer involve open flames and […]

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