Any technicians interested in providing services in the HVAC/R industry are required to undergo training and certification from an EPA-approved source to ensure that each individual does the job safely (see the Clean Air Act). The Environmental Protection Agency offers several certification options to ensure that technicians receive specialized training for their specific services. You…

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with updating and regulating the use and servicing of refrigerants in order to provide protection for our ozone layer and the environment. When it comes to regulations such as EPA 608, businesses and HVAC/R technicians must keep in the loop in order to stay compliant. With recent changes…

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As a technician who works with refrigerants, you are required to have your EPA certification to prove that you can safely and effectively handle, recover, recycle, and ship refrigerants. HVAC technicians must be certified under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. This process includes certification testing in four different sections,…

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In order to work with HVAC systems and refrigerants, technicians must undergo proper testing and earn their EPA certification to safely and effectively service and dispose of applicable products. Technicians planning to work with refrigerants will need to undergo EPA 608 certification testing and pass the exam to achieve their certification. Depending on the type…

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Acquiring a certification and a spot of education when you’re dealing with hazardous chemicals is always a good idea. Luckily, there’s loads of information out there about certifications and how to find the right certification provider and the information you need to complete said certification. Indeed, certifications are often valued in any industry as they’re…

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If you’re hoping to get into the lucrative and always busy business of being an HVAC technician, you’ll have to invest in some education and meet a few of the EPA’s standards before you’re allowed to go tinkering with a variety of chemicals and hazardous electrical systems. In fact, you’ll need to acquire an EPA…

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The EPA keeps a pulse on everything to do with refrigerants. Indeed, the EPA certification in many regards features the impact of refrigerants and having extensive knowledge of refrigerants and their effects on the environment as one of the most important topics covered. But what is refrigerant? Why would the EPA be paying such close…

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