Bryan interviewed Steve Rogers and Gary Nelson from The Energy Conservatory discussing Blower Door ACH50 measurements vs. Natural Infiltration rates. It is a good 1 hour talk – Bryan is a great host – and it is also a good opportunity to hear directly from some of The Energy Conservatory researchers – Steve (current President) and Gary (Founder of TEC, inventor of the Minneapolis Blower Door and Minneapolis DuctBlaster). Listen here.
There Energy Conservatory has an article on CAZ - combustion appliance zones and their testing failures, etc. Basically taking combustion appliance exhaust systems into account with structures. Read it here.
NCI training - Air Testing and Diagnostics - A self-directed program to sharpen your skills! Click here!
Trane has many online programs for a fee offered. Check out their selection here!
Tuesdays through March - Goodman offers 45 min training on...
6am - Furnace Start-up & Commissioning here!
7am - Ultra Low NOx Troubleshooting & Commissioning here!
Wednesdays through February, Goodman offers 45 min training on...
7am - Duct Sizing here!
8am - Air Distribution & Static Pressure Troubleshooting. here!
2pm - EEM/ECM Motor Troubleshooting here!
Thursdays through February, Goodman offers 45 min training on Ultra Low NOx With Variable Speed Blower & CoolCloud app at 10:00am here!
Anytime - Bryan Orr of HVAC School has many educational stories, videos, etc for you to review. Visit here for more information. Free.
Various Tues thru Thurs - Geary Pacific offers many training videos and webinars. See more at their website located here!
4-13-21 - TACO pumps presents "Flow, Sizing, and Head for circulators. Free. 9am for one hour. Register here!
4-20-21 - TACO presents "Base Mounted Pumps" 9:00am for one hour. Free. Register here!
4-21-21 - RSES webinar on Field modification of fire, smoke and combo dampers. 4pm PST, free. Register here!
4-22-21 - AC Pro presents "Heat Pump Training" webinar. Free. 8am and again at 4pm PST for one hour. Register here!
4-27-21 - TACO presents "ECM, Bluetooth technology and the Taco 0018e" Free. 9:00am for one hour. Register here!
4-28-29-21 - Lennox presents a Commercial Product Showcase" webinar. Information on email and on web page is highly confusing. I think it's a webinar since I don't see an address, but a webinar of two days for product introductions doesn't seem right either! The good thing I suppose is there are various sessions you can attend throughout the day, skipping the ones you aren't interested in. Find out more and register here!
May 4th - TACO presents "HVAC "Components of Chilled Water Systems" free, 9:00am for one hour. Register here!
May 11th - TACO presents "Pumping & Piping Considerations for Large resi jobs. Free. 9:00am for one hour. Register here!
May 18 - TACO presents "Diving Into Taco Expansion Tanks" free. 9:00am for one hour. Register here!
May 25 - TACO presents "Large Residential ECM's: the 0026e, 0034e and 0034ePlus pumps" Free. 9:00am for one hour. Register here!
That's it for now. Summer training is lighter than other times of the year, but we'll keep things up to date so check back!
The Long Beach chapter of RSES occasionally hosts events that are in addition to our monthly educational meetings.
For the public and our membership, we make every attempt to hold exams for NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certification, EPA standard 608 certification for handling refrigerants within the U.S., and for Certificate Member (CM) exams which are for RSES members only. When needed, we will also try to accomodate Certificate Member Specialist (CMS) exams which are available for CM status members.
For more information on what NATE is, please select the NATE link on the "Blogsite & Industry Links" tab, or see below to see what to do to keep your certification.
Need To Study For Your Exam?
Here are some links to order study materials to help you. If you are participating in our NATE study session (see below, near bottom), we'll order the manuals for you!
For NATE: Study Manuals
For EPA-608 exams:EPA-608 Manual
For CM exams: There is a CM study PowerPoint available on the registration page for $20.00, if interested, and is offered when our chapter is hosting the exam. You must be an RSES member. You can order this via the registration link above. A link to download the PPT file will be emailed to you within five days. Note: You must have signed up for a CM exam this chapter is offering to be eligible to purchase the PowerPoint.
For CMS exams: You will need to study in the area of your exam. Exams offered are Commercial Air, Commercial Refrigeration, Controls, Domestic Service, Dynamic Compression, Heating, Heat Pump, and HVACR Electrical. Must be an RSES CM member.
R-410a - The seminar before the exam includes a book. It may also be available at the RSES.org website. Try these links...
It has been 3 1/2 years since we've last offered this seminar and because it was so well attended and received, we wanted to offer it again!
Have you given any thought to obtaining a C-20 or C-38 license and going into business for yourself? This seminar covers most of what we hope are your areas of need...
Lunch will be provided. This is a one-day seminar.
Class to be offered in the spring of 2017. Watch for signup information after the first of the year!