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RSES Journal Content

RSES Journal’s Editorial Staff works with longtime experts in RSES and the HVACR industry to produce comprehensive, authoritative technical articles covering the installation, servicing, maintenance and troubleshooting of HVACR equipment and components, as well as new technology. The Technical Review Committee—comprised of HVACR-industry experts whose experience represents several decades of knowledge—ensures the quality and accuracy of all technical content.

RSES Journal readers are engaged in the full range of HVACR work, including heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration; many are involved in more than one area, including: light commercial, residential and commercial/industrial. Nearly 40% of RSES Journal readers hold at least one or more type of HVACR industry certification—such as SM, CM, CMS, NATE, HVAC Excellence, etc.—demonstrating that readers are skilled in and knowledgeable about their trade.


In addition to a regular package of technical articles, RSES Journal offers an array of departments and special features including:

Leading Off

The RSES International President or RSES Executive Vice President discusses Society and HVACR industry news.

Heating Up

Editor-in-Chief/Publisher serves up unique perspective on news and trends in the industry.

In the Field

Managing Editor compiles the latest important news and developments in the HVACR industry.

Calendar of Events

A comprehensive list of upcoming events in the industry as well as in RSES.


HVACR Expert Jim Johnson poses monthly technical problems for readers to answer, those who answer correctly are entered into a monthly and quarterly prize drawing.

MSAC Hotline

RSES' Manufacturers' Service Advisory Council—consisting of long-time industry experts—answers technical questions submitted by readers via the MSAC Hotline Question Card.


Brief descriptions of the latest HVACR products and services are presented to readers.


Keeps RSES Members informed about programs and news emanating from RSES Headquarters, Chapters and Regions.

A host of electronic offerings from RSES Journal also are available, including: Web Exclusives; Solutions; Toolkit; Breaking News; and much more.

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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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