As fall approaches and students of all ages return to school, the latest issue of the quarterly NATE Magazine from North American Technician Excellence (NATE) promotes the benefits of education, training, and certification as “The Path to Success” for the entire HVACR industry. The issue debuted at the Comfortech 2014 show in Nashville.
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May 20 is World Metrology Day. And why is this important? Well, it’s the day in 1875 when representatives of 17 nations signed the Metre Convention in Paris. Still not convinced? Consider this: Without global agreement on how much, exactly, a kilogram really weighs or a degree Fahrenheit actually represents, we couldn’t transfer goods or information between regions. All this global collaboration and uniformity in the science of measurement is something that the folks at Fluke Corporation take very seriously.
Terry Maney has always liked working with his hands. He was a machinist for 17 years before making a career change to HVAC. “I got in to the industry right after I got my associate’s degree in heating and air conditioning,” Maney explains. “I started out as a service technician and have now been in this industry for 17 years.”
Balancing a heating and cooling system that includes zoning requires several additional steps compared to a standard HVAC system. Without these extra steps, your customers may experience excessive noise and very low operating efficiencies....More
It never hurts to be well-educated. When it comes to helping contracting business employees do their job, training will come in handy for improving the skillset and knowledge base of workers, not to mention helping to satisfy customers....More
Join Sean Kilcarr, Senior Editor at Fleet Owner, to hear about advancements in light vehicle manufacturing and technology. Sean will cover the latest manufacturing trends, including aluminum body frames, new van models for 2015 and how manufacturers are addressing fuel efficiency through technology....More