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HVAC Service Demands by Region – Winter 2017

Temperatures in some regions of the country will be much colder this winter compared to last year, predicts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While it would be ideal for customers to allow technicians to perform HVAC maintenance to keep heating equipment functioning efficiently and properly, most don’t know, so techs may be very […]

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Furnace Maintenance 101

HVAC professionals visit residential and commercial properties to perform maintenance on heating and cooling equipment. Since most property owners in the U.S. use furnaces, working on them often occurs in the fall and winter. 1 What Is a Furnace? Before you start working on furnaces regularly, it might help to know how they work. A […]

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Understanding Air Filters

Energy efficiency and air quality are becoming increasingly important, and air filters play an important role. Most people understand the importance of changing them regularly to keep their units running properly and to remove contaminants in the air, but they may not know the different types. A professional with HVAC training can help customers decide […]

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How Long Do Furnaces Last?

After you complete your HVAC education and enter the field as a technician, one of the most common questions you might receive from customers, is when to repair or replace aging HVAC equipment. In winter, customers are usually concerned about their furnaces. There are several factors influencing how long a furnace lasts. 1 The International […]

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Grad Connections – Meet John Hartranett

John, 44, originally from southern California, moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2000. He first enrolled in the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (MME) associate degree program in 2002. But then life got in the way… 15 years later he came back to RSI and graduated from the degree program. Here’s his story… Thanks for your time John. […]

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What Is a Professional Home Energy Audit?

Heating and cooling can be expensive. After you’ve completed an HVAC program and are working as a technician, you might receive questions from customers about how to lower their energy costs. One recommendation is having a home energy audit. What Is a Home Energy Audit? A home energy audit shows where energy is lost. Audits […]

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The Importance of Commercial Cooling in Data Centers

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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