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HVAC Demand Spikes During the Pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has affected most industries in the United States, including the field of HVAC equipment service and repair. Because of complications from COVID-19, the HVAC industry has experienced manufacturing delays and equipment and skilled labor shortages, coupled with residential demand.1,2,3 Get a closer look at the situation in this article. Manufacturing Delays […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Kevin Kinnard

Kevin, 32, from Colorado Springs, CO, graduated from the six-month Refrigeration Technologies (RT) program at RSI in March 2021. Thanks for your time, Kevin. What you did you do after high school? I went to community college to take my basic prerequisites. After that I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, so I […]

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3 Green Jobs in the Skilled Trades Industry

Once a green structure is designed and built, specialty trade technicians step in to further reduce the environmental impact of the building. HVAC technicians, electricians and solar photovoltaic (PV) installers are all examples of skilled trades professionals who may be needed during the green construction process.1 If you’re interested in a career in environmental sustainability, […]

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What Is a Smart Home? Spotlight on Connected HVAC Technologies

A “smart home” designed to save its owners money, time and energy. Sounds pretty futuristic, right? But, in fact, smart homes are becoming so popular these days that by 2023 the market is projected to reach $141 billion in revenue globally.1 What is a smart home exactly? The Internet of Things (IoT) makes smart homes […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Scott McArthur Jr

Scott, 28, from New Jersey, graduated from the Refrigeration Technologies program at RSI in January 2021. Thanks for your time Scott; how long have you been in Arizona? I moved here in 2019; it was a restart, a reset for us. We had some personal things going on back in Jersey. So, I bought a […]

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Graduate Connections – Alexis Lopez Garcia

Alexis, 23, a Phoenix, Arizona native, graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in October 2020. Thanks for your time, Alexis. What you did you do before you came to RSI? After graduating high school, I went straight to ASU. I wanted to get a degree and become a Physical Therapist, but that […]

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