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3 EPA Section 608 Core Exam Topics

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As any HVAC technician knows, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 certification is required to legally handle and work with refrigerants in the United States. There are several different types of Section 608 certification, and the type of certification you choose to obtain will most likely depend largely on the services you wish to perform.…

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5 Tips for Studying for Your EPA Certification Test

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Obtaining your EPA certification is one of the first major steps in the process of becoming an expert heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician. Whether you start off small by getting your Section 608 Type 1 certification online, or take the plunge and get your universal Section 608 certification right away, you should take…

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Get Your EPA Certification From Mainstream Engineering Today!

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In order to become a successful heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, you will need to obtain some level of EPA certification. In fact, technicians in the United States must have their EPA Section 608 certification in order to service air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The type of Section 608 certification that the technician…

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How to Study for R-410A Certification

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In a previous post, we discussed the merits of receiving your R-410A certification. Now, understanding the importance of this certification from Mainstream Engineering, how should you go about studying for the exam? Like any form of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification exam, it is best to devote at least a little time to studying. In…

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The Need for R-410A Certification

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Mainstream Engineering is proud to offer many certification programs, all of which provide heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) training in key areas. One of the main certifications offered by Mainstream is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 certification. While this EPA certification gives some preliminary insight into the use of the refrigerant R-410A,…

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Get Your Indoor Air Quality Certification!

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As a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician, part of your job is ensuring that the buildings you service maintain a comfortable environment for the people that live and work in them. Thanks to the various certification programs from Mainstream Engineering, your customers can be sure that you are caring for their working and…

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The Value of PM Technician Certification

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Perhaps you spent weeks studying for your Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Certification exam. You worked hard studying for the test, and finally passed the exam with flying colors, but what is there for you to do next? At Mainstream Engineering, we have the answer. The first step most people take after obtaining their…

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Making the Most Of Your EPA Practice Test

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Mainstream Engineering offers software to help you prepare for several different EPA certifications, with a primary focus on EPA Section 608 Type I certification. Luckily, practice tests are included within that software. Practice tests can be one of the most useful tools to use when preparing for any test, and that is particularly true when…

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The History of Refrigerant Certification In The U.S.

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Obtaining Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for handling refrigerants is crucial to any HVAC business. Without certification and the expertise gained from it, HVAC professionals become at risk to substantially harming themselves or the environment. Despite the importance of certification, people new to HVAC training might wonder how the EPA came to require certification for…

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Studying for Your EPA Section 608 Type I Exam

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Are you nervous about your EPA Section 608 Type I Certification exam? This exam can be nerve-wracking since it determines whether you can legally buy refrigerants in the United States. Buying refrigerants can advance your career as an HVAC professional greatly, so getting certified is a must. At Mainstream Engineering, we would like to help…

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