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How Modern HVAC Systems Are Reducing HFCs

According to the White House Briefing Room, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases contribute to climate change and global warming. The Obama administration recently asked the private sector to help contribute to the reversal of climate change. If involved companies do so, greenhouse gases could be reduced by about 700 million metric tons of carbon dioxide through […]

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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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Great Moments in Air Conditioning History

Imagine a world without air conditioning. Really, just take a moment to really think about what our lives today would be like in certain areas of the country during the Spring and Summer months if we didn’t have climate controlled rooms and a constantly cold stream of air filling the room around us—it would be […]

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Why Does an Air Conditioning Unit Use So Much Electricity?

If you live in a warm climate, you probably find that your power bills increase considerably during the hottest months of the year. It’s probably fair to blame those higher electric bills on your air conditioning system. Like many homeowners, you may wonder why air conditioning systems use so much electricity. You could take some […]

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HVAC Industry & U.S. Government Collaborate To Reduce HFCs

Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs for short, are refrigerants that are commonly used in refrigerators and HVACR units. While they were originally invented to replace chlorofluorocarbons, a harmful gas that was causing ozone layer depletion, HFCs are not environmentally friendly in nature, as they trap heat in the atmosphere and thus exacerbate global warming. Given these facts, […]

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Work That Matters: Career Opportunities for Military Veterans

According to the Washington Post, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 military veterans is higher than the rate for non-veterans of similar demographics and age. In 2012 and 2013, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans has held steadily at 10 percent, which translates into approximately 246,000 veterans. As members of the military can retire from service earlier […]

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Mini Grids & Solar Energy on a Global Scale

According to the United Nations, “energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive.” That’s why, along with the World Bank, the United Nations launched a campaign called “Decade of Sustainable Energy for All” in 2014. In today’s world, according to the World Bank, 1 […]

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