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Time Management Tips for Working Parents in Trade School

Working, going to school, and raising a family can be a lot. Managing your time can help. 1 Going to get your HVAC education can impact other parts of your life. Time management skills can help you play all the different roles in your life with greater ease and success. What Are Time Management Techniques? […]

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Is HVAC/R a Good Career? See Where an HVAC/R Job Could Take You

The HVAC/R industry is growing, creating a huge skilled labor gap that technical schools are reportedly not filling fast enough. Employers are already struggling to find trained technicians. In the next five years, the industry will need over 100,000 new HVAC/R techs and installers. Check out this HVAC/R career path profile to decide if you’ll be […]

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EPA Adds 2 New Rules to Phase out HFCs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken steps to curb the emission of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). In September of 2016, the EPA finalized two rules to further phase out these greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. EPA SNAP Program The SNAP Program is part of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Specifically, the program aims […]

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Windows and Home Energy Efficiency

When most people think of making their homes more energy efficient, they think of more energy efficient appliances. Making your home more energy efficient doesn’t necessarily mean spending thousands of dollars on new appliances. Windows may be as good of an option. Before making any decision about windows and window treatments, the Department of Energy […]

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What is Green Ductwork?

Green technology is becoming more important in the HVAC industry. As we are moving toward more environmentally-friendly energy-efficient refrigerants and HVAC/R appliances, green HVAC practices are becoming a trend. A newly emerging term in the field is green ductwork. Let’s take a closer look. What Is Green Ductwork? While there is no fixed definition of […]

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What is Student Services? Meet Tara Bourlotos

Some people wouldn’t necessarily equate Student Services with “problem solving,” but they aren’t Tara Bourlotos, Director of Student Services at RSI. In addition to being the department that works with students to ensure they complete their programs and graduate, Student Services helps with connecting students to needed resources like transportation and to inform students about […]

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Grad Connection – Meet Luis Garcia

As a high school dropout, Luis never expected to earn a degree, but  he recently graduated from the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (MME) associate degree program at RSI. Luis, 39, first graduated with Honors from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in June 2016. In fact he won the Presidential Award at graduation before returning to complete […]

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