What Is a Manifold Gauge in HVAC?

Manifold gauges can be one of the most essential tools for HVAC technicians and are likely one of the first instruments you’ll learn about in your HVAC classes.1 These important tools are used to check the pressure of gases and liquids in a heating or cooling system.2 See how they work in this article. What […]

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Types of Industrial HVAC Jobs

HVAC professionals may choose to work in different sectors of the industry: Residential Commercial Industrial If you are thinking about what might be next after electro-mechanical technologies training, you may be interested in learning about jobs in industrial HVAC. Residential Vs. Commercial Vs. Industrial HVAC What’s the difference between these three sectors of the HVAC […]

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What Is Superheat in HVAC?

Understanding superheat can be essential to understanding and troubleshooting some refrigeration issues.1 This article will explain superheat for anyone considering becoming an HVAC technician or who might just need a refresher after completing their HVAC training program. What Is Superheat? First of all, we all know that most elements can exist as a liquid, gas […]

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What HVAC Techs Need to Know about the DOE’s New Commercial Refrigeration Regulations

Just as it is in many technical occupations, it can be important for HVAC technicians to stay current with government regulations.1 Students graduating from HVAC training programs in 2020 who are planning on pursuing careers in commercial refrigeration can benefit from knowing the latest regulations set forth by the Department of Energy (DOE).2 Following these […]

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What Is It Like to Be an HVAC Student? New Student Guide

So, you’ve decided to train to become an HVAC technician. You’ve researched the career path. You know all about the healthy job outlook. You’re excited to get out in the industry and start assembling and fixing equipment.1 But what about HVAC school? Picture yourself in an HVAC training lab. You’re working on commercial and residential […]

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What Is Commercial Refrigeration?

Commercial refrigeration refers to the cold storage equipment used in commercial settings. Examples include the reach-in refrigerators and freezers found in supermarkets, specialty food stores, convenience stores and grocery stores. The walk-in refrigerators and freezers found in restaurants and cafeterias would also be considered commercial refrigeration equipment.1 How does commercial refrigeration compare to residential and […]

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3 Myths about the R-22 Phaseout Dispelled

The HVAC industry, like any industry, is not immune to occasional misinformation or exaggeration, which is why staying informed of the facts and not believing everything you hear is important. Such is the case with the R-22 phaseout.1 Some customers mistakenly believe: R-22 is illegal. They’ll have to replace their R-22 HVAC systems. R-22 is […]

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4 HVAC Training Student Apps to Help You Ace Refrigeration School

You may use mobile applications daily for everything from checking your email to updating your status on social media. But did you know you could use mobile apps to study for HVAC school? Several apps, in fact, are available for a little extra help with HVAC training.1 Check out 4 HVAC training student apps that […]

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HVAC Efficiency Innovations: 5 New Ways to Save on Home Heating and Cooling

Energy efficiency is often at the forefront of consumers’ minds. Whether they want to reduce their carbon footprint or to save money on their utility bills, the efficiency of their HVAC equipment is likely one of their top concerns. Once you’ve completed your HVAC training and are working in the field, staying up to date […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Robby Conboy

Robby, 38, from Stockton, California, graduated from the RSI Mechanical Maintenance Engineering associate degree program in December 2018. Robby came to Arizona in 2015. Thanks for sharing your story, Robby. What you did you do before you came to RSI in 2017? I was an outlaw biker. I’ve worked in construction, and I’ve been in […]

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