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HVAC Blogs

HVAC Blogs

The HVAC/R industry has not only been expanding over the past decade, both in regards to the demand for certified technicians and in equipment and regulation changes. While in-industry monitoring and continuing education has helped to keep new and experienced HVAC/R workers informed as to ongoing changes, this is especially important for commercial regulatory changes. Understanding Dual Roles Both the DOE and EPA have been working together to address some of the standards for heating and cooling. This focus is in regards to safety for people and the environment, and also for generating industry wide best practices which consider resource…
For many years, the R22 refrigerant, which contains a high amount of hydrochlorofluorocarbons, has been the industry standard for cooling systems. Although the negative environmental impact of this chemical has been under scrutiny for nearly the past decade, initial efforts to reduce the impact that R22 has on the environment has been through devising better containment and disposal of the fluid and the gasses that are released. However, all HCFCs are slowly becoming banned across the globe, and national efforts to comply are finally coming to a point. Research on the impacts of R22 have been ongoing since its initial…