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HVAC Training, Licensing and Certification in Washington

Nationwide, the need for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) repair and installation technicians keeps growing, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 projecting a 21 percent increase in the number of HVAC jobs by 2022. The education and licensing requirements to start out in this field vary by state. Those wishing to work […]

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What Every Professional Should Know About Air Duct Cleaning

Air duct cleaning is a common job that HVAC technicians will be called on to handle for both residential and commercial clients. Following is an overview of why this task is important, how often it should be done and the ins and outs of doing a good job. Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important The […]

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R22 Replacement – What HVAC Techs Need to Know

R-22, also called HCFC-22, has been a refrigerant mainstay for many years. However, R-22 is now being phased out and non-ozone depleting refrigerant alternatives are being used instead. Ultimately, this will affect the HVAC/R industry in general, and it is definitely relevant information for anyone currently enrolled in refrigeration classes. Aspiring or working HVAC technicians […]

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Introduction to AC Efficiency

Whether you are a consumer buying a new AC system or a student beginning HVAC training, you will invariably hear about AC efficiency. But what does AC efficiency actually mean? An efficient temperature control system produces the desired temperature consistently while using the least amount of energy possible—benefitting both your wallet and the environment. Moreover, […]

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What Is DeVAP?

Image Credit: Dennis Schroeder DeVAP stands for Desiccant Enhanced Evaporative and is a relatively new form of air conditioning that has the potential to completely change the way we heat and cool buildings. Following is an overview of how it works, what its benefits are, and why HVAC techs should learn about it. How It […]

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A Student’s Guide to HVAC Scholarships

Job growth for HVAC industries is projected to be 21 percent 1 by 2022, making HVAC careers a potentially lucrative option for prospective students. However, obtaining specialized training can be expensive. Fortunately, there are various scholarships for HVAC students to explore. Here is a short list of great funding options for your HVAC education from different companies, as […]

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What Certifications, Licenses and Registrations Do Electricians Need?

People depend upon electricity for a significant portion of their daily lives. From heating and cooling to lighting and appliances, people across the country rely on electricity to power their lives – and electricians make it all possible. Without qualified electricians, many of the advancements and comforts people have come to expect would not be […]

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Electricians Guide to the National Electricity Code (NEC)?

The National Electricity Code (NEC) has been adopted in all 50 states. Its purpose is to provide a benchmark for safety when it comes to electrical design, inspection, and installation. The safety measures it mandates protect people and property from the hazards of improperly installed electrical wiring or equipment. The NEC specifically discusses the way electrical conductors, equipment, wiring, signaling, […]

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The Basics of Pool and Building Maintenance

Providing maintenance services for a building, pool or any other property requires the right combination of knowledge, tools and skills. As a professional in the mechanical maintenance industry, it is your responsibility to learn the different techniques and basics to maintaining property so that you can find appropriate solutions when a problem arises when you […]

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White Paper: Finding Scholarships for Technical Training Programs

Students who enroll in technical training programs start out with a career goal in mind. It makes sense for these students to take advantage of every financial aid opportunity available to them as they head into the job market. Here is a quick guide to show technical training students where and how to look for […]

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