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While we continue to update RSES Journal, RSES HQ has selected the "Best of Fall" PM articles for you to peruse in the Fall 2022 Edition.



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Leading Off: Signing Off

It seems as though this year has gone by very fast, and a lot of events have happened in that time. It doesn’t seem possible that I’m about to pass the reins over to Art Miller, CMS, RCT as the new International President after the vote at the upcoming Annual Business Meeting. I am extremely confident that he will do an excellent job as President, and that he has an extremely competent Board of Directors supporting him.

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Follow This Step-by-Step Guide to Heating PMs

As a heating professional you know that winter will be here before you know it and you will be performing lots of residential heating startup PMs in the next two months. Following these maintenance guidelines will ensure your customers experience perfect air year-round.

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Best Practices for Residential Boiler Service

Boilers must be serviced annually— there is no way around it. A boiler that is not properly serviced and maintained will be prone to breakdown or, efficiency and costing the homeowner money. This article will focus on residential service. Commercial building owners tend to be more diligent about boiler service, and they do not do things such as planting shrubbery around intake and exhaust vents to hide them.

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Furnace Troubleshooting Best Practices

As we hunker down for the cold wind and falling snow of the heating season, it is important to refocus our minds on heating systems and how to work on them. There are countless brands and types of heating equipment in customers’ homes and businesses, and one of the most important things about being a technician is to be able to troubleshoot and repair these systems. In a single day, a technician could service a gravity furnace in the morning and a high efficiency modulating furnace after lunch.

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Common Mistakes When Troubleshooting Refrigeration Systems

Avoiding mistakes when servicing refrigeration equipment is a vital part of any profitable service company. Not only do mistakes erode the profit margin for a service call, they can also affect your customer base. While it is difficult to eliminate all mistakes, it is possible to minimize the number of mistakes made and eliminate making some relatively common ones. As technicians, we are likely to make a mistake when we rush a task, including the troubleshooting process. Patience is a must when it comes to servicing refrigeration systems

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