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Staff Connections – Meet Jackie Brunet

Jackie is the Director of Career Services at The Refrigeration School. Jackie has been part of the RSI family for a little over seven years. Thanks for your time, Jackie. Tell us about your career at RSI. I started in admissions as an admin assistant in early 2011. I did that for 18 months until […]

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2018 EPA Refrigerant Regulations HVAC Techs Need to Know

Even with all the good that refrigerants do for the world, some types actually have not so good effects on the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with preventing or limiting the bad they can do, such as contributing to global warming, as mandated under the Clean Air Act. EPA Section 608 of […]

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What the Federal Court Ruling Against the EPA HFC Phase-out Means for the HVAC industry

Under the Obama administration, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aimed to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) because they contribute to global warming by trapping heat in the atmosphere. For this reason, the previous government compelled HVAC businesses to collaborate to reduce the use of HFCs. Two HFC manufacturers, however, sued the EPA on two grounds: The […]

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Green Trends for 2018 in the HVAC Industry

Comfort is costly. HVAC equipment can account for 40 percent of the electricity a building consumes in order to stay cool and warm. And electricity costs a lot of money to keep running. Since the ‘70s and ‘80s, the HVAC industry has been working to reduce the amount of energy the equipment uses, making it […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mike Montes

Mike, 42, graduated from the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in October 2017. Mike now works for Goettl Air Conditioning – “It’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.” Thanks for your time, Mike. Tell us what brought you to HVAC at 41 years of age. It was a total career change. I was […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Rhoanna King

Rhoanna, aged 21, was born in Fort Defiance, AZ, on the Navajo Reservation, but grew up in Tempe. She graduated from the Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (MME) program in January 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Rhoanna. Tell us how you chose a career in this field. Honestly, it just hit […]

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What Are the Different Types of HVAC/R Careers?

HVAC/R is not a one-size-fits-all career. With job growth for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers (49-9021) set at 14 percent through 2024, 1 the HVAC/R field is also diverse in the types of jobs it offers to people who specialize in this profession, depending on their level of training and experience. Climbing […]

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