Posts by Mainstream Engineering

Discussing EPA Changes in 2020 and Leak Rate Thresholds

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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Discussing the Topics of Your EPA 608 Certification Exam – Part 1

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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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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