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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment within the global industry. It is a resource for industry shipment data, education and workforce information, and research.
ACCA is the only nationwide, non-profit association for professionals that install and maintain HVACR, indoor environment and building performance systems. This is a good resource to look to for networking opportunities, education, and advocacy services that support HVAC business development.
"ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry."
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is a national organization "dedicated to the advancement and education of the plumbing and HVACR industry for the health, safety and comfort of society and the protection of the environment"
"The Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA), founded in 1910, is an international society of individuals and companies involved in the design, operation and service of industrial refrigeration systems. Its purpose is to provide education and training, as well as networking benefits, to both experienced operators and those who have recently entered this rapidly expanding field."
If you don't know where to start your research you might browse through some of these journals we have access to.
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News ASHRAE Journal ASHRAE Transactions Engineered Systems Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering: HPAC Industrial Heating
"New equipment that uses R-410A requires service personnel to shift to different tools and equipment, safety standards and fundamentals when installing, changing out (retrofitting) older split A/C systems, and repairing systems in the field." Practice before taking your official exam.
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