HVAC/R

How RSI’s Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Program Can Help You Succeed

RSI’s Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering program trains graduates of our Electro-Mechanical Maintenance in maintaining and servicing large, complex systems in the HVAC/R industry. Check out the infographic below to learn more. Right click it to open it in a new tab and expand it in your browser.  

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Top 10 States for HVAC Careers in 2021

Even though HVAC technicians may be needed all over the country, employment levels can be higher in some states than others. Likewise, the average pay an HVAC technician can earn may be higher in some states and cities.1 The 5 states with the highest number of HVAC technicians employed as of May 2020 were Florida, […]

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How Important Is HVAC Training in 2021?

In 2020 and coming years, HVAC training could be important because the equipment con­tinues to become more technologically advanced, oftentimes requiring specialized training to service and repair. This is one reason why most employers these days prefer to hire workers with a formal HVAC education from a trade school.1 Keep reading to learn more about […]

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What Is Refrigerant in an HVAC System?

One of the first things students often learn about in an HVAC training program is refrigerants. But what are refrigerants? And what part do they play in the heating and cooling process? Simply put, a refrigerant is a compound typically found in either a gaseous or fluid state that can easily absorb heat. HVAC systems […]

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9 Must-Have HVAC Tools for New Techs

If you recently graduated from skilled trades training, you might be wondering… What HVAC tools do I need to invest in to get started? See a list of what many in the industry consider 9 must-have HVAC tools below.1-7 Do New HVAC Techs Supply Their Own Tools? Yes, sometimes HVAC technicians supply their own tools. […]

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4 Technical Service Call Tips for New HVAC Techs

As a new technician in the field, it can be daunting to know where to begin when confronted with your first few service calls. An HVAC training program can show you the principles of maintenance, repair and installation. But, you may find it helpful to have a go-to diagnostics checklist too.1 Planning ahead could save […]

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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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