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Check out the latest issue of RSES Journal for features including: Air Treatment Requirements for Indoor Grow Operations, HVAC Zoning in Smaller Homes, the Fundamentals of Electricity and more. All inside your July 2021 RSES Journal issue.



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The Importance of Condensing Unit Maintenance

Maintenance in condensing units involves many different aspects because of the series of components that require checking and cleaning. Each technician will have their personal working methods in the field.

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Part 1: Fundamentals of Electricity

The dictionary defines “electronics” as “a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effect of electrons, especially in vacuum tubes, photoelectric cells, and solid-state devices.” The aim of this feature is to help readers become more familiar with the basic concepts of electronics, especially as used in the HVACR industry.

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Leading Off: RSES Helps Build Better Technicians

It should not be a big surprise to you that all of the trades, including HVACR are experiencing a technician shortage. Instead of just complaining about it, RSES Regions 8 & 11 Director Brynn Cooksey, CMS, RCT is doing something about it. Brynn could not hire enough qualified technicians, so he developed an internal training program, and got it approved by the Michigan Department of Labor as a registered apprenticeship program (see pg. 35).

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Air Treatment Requirements for Indoor Grow Operations

RSES and RSES Journal recognize that grow operations are not legal in all areas of the world. Since the author resides in Canada and RSES Journal is distributed to RSES Canada Member, where grow operations are legal, both organizations want it to be known that this article is being published for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be a legal guide into any aspect of grow operations. RSES, RSES Journal, Danfoss and their respective affiliates cannot be held accountable for individual actions of readers that occur as a result of publishing this information. Any HVACR industry professional interested in pursuing this marketplace is responsible for ensuring they are doing so within the legal parameters of the city in which they operate.

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Electrical Checks that Should be Done with Preventive Maintenance

Having plant equipment up and running at maximum efficiency is the main goal of maintenance teams. Running with minimum unplanned down time requires limiting reactive maintenance by starting a program that looks at preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance and proactive maintenance. The first step is knowing which one you need, and how these different types of programs work together.

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RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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