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4 Trends in Smart HVAC Tools

Technology is advancing around us all the time, including HVAC tools. HVAC tool technology is creating more connectivity between technicians, their equipment and the office. This, in turn, could lead to greater efficiency for HVAC businesses and contractors. If you’re taking HVAC classes now, you could encounter some of these smart HVAC tools when you […]

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Talking to Your Customers about HVAC Unit Replacement Cost

As businesses, schools, government agencies and other operations seek to reopen after shutdowns, commercial property owners are starting to consider how indoor air quality impacts the spread of viral diseases.1 Experts suggest that high-performing HVAC units can help mitigate the spread of viruses in confined spaces.1 This point is made by the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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5 On-the-Job Apps for HVAC Technicians

You may have heard that phrase “There’s an app for that!” Well, the HVAC industry is no exception. In fact, there are plenty of HVAC apps to help with different parts of your job.1-9 Below you can see 5 apps that most in the HVAC industry could benefit from—whether you’re a future tech still in […]

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What Electrical Knowledge and Skills Do HVAC Technicians Need?

An HVAC technician may be tasked with installing HVAC electrical components and wiring as a part of his or her job duties. While some HVAC techs decide to specialize in one or more areas, such as radiant heating or solar panels, electricity is a common factor across the entire field of HVAC. So, many HVAC […]

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Indoor Air Quality 101: What Is an Air Scrubber?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has long been an important HVAC maintenance consideration.1 And the pandemic has resulted in a greater focus on improving the quality of air people breath both in homes and in commercial buildings.2 One of the most effective ways to boost the IAQ of a building is to use an air cleaner, […]

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How Does Ultraviolet Irradiation Work in HVAC Systems?

Without necessary safety measures, HVAC systems can distribute airborne pathogens. Ultraviolet irradiation can be a method for limiting this potential while improving the quality of indoor air.1 Let’s take a closer look at how ultraviolet irradiation can work in an HVAC system, so HVAC technicians and those in vocational training can stay up to date […]

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