Posts by Mainstream Engineering

Highlighting the Core Section of Your EPA 608 Certification Exam

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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The Benefits of HVAC Certification

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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The Importance of EPA Certification

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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What Are Refrigerants?

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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3 EPA Section 608 Core Exam Topics

HVAC technician adjusting refrigeration guages

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!

gear for an HVAC professional laid out on a table

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

A person studying for the R-410A certification from Mainstream Engineering

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

HVAC gauges resting on a tank of refrigerant

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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