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3 Cool Facts You Should Know About Solar

By Mark Mrohs on Feb 16, 2019 11:19:00 AM

With the growing demand for electricity worldwide, Solar Power has quickly become the top renewable energy source to satisfy this global need. There are so many cool and interesting things to know about Solar Power, and we just want to shout it  from the rooftops of where it's installed!

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Some Final Thoughts From the World's Largest 2019 HVACR Expo

By Doug Donovan on Feb 11, 2019 2:28:03 PM

Last month, I attended the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. It's by far the world's largest HVACR marketplace.

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Earn Your NATE CEUs with Interplay Learning HVAC Courses

By Mark Mrohs on Feb 6, 2019 2:20:50 PM

You can now earn NATE Continuing Education Units or hours (CEUs) when you complete Interplay Learning HVAC courses.

This will help you gain the 16 CEU hours you need to re-certify every two years.

HVAC/R technicians with two or more years of HVAC/R experience can earn installation or service certification in one or more of the 21 specialty areas offered by NATE. Certification requires that the technician passes both the core exam and an installation or service exam for a specialty. But then, you need to earn 16 CEU hours every 2 years.

 

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3 Things Most HVAC Techs Get Wrong About A Gas Furnace

By Kristina Bentle on Jan 31, 2019 6:45:00 PM

A great HVAC tech is well-versed in troubleshooting all industry equipment. But like any special craft, it takes time and experience to be able to really master a skilled trade.

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Branson’s Tech Forecast to Empower the Trades

By Kristina Bentle on Jan 18, 2019 10:47:12 AM

 

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Interplay Learning Helps You Meet New 2019 NABCEP CEU Requirements

By Mark Mrohs on Jan 15, 2019 3:07:00 PM

As previously announced, NABCEP is finally ready to implement their new re-certification requirements starting this month, and Interplay Learning can help -- a lot.

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4 Interesting Facts About the History of HVAC

By Mark Mrohs on Jan 8, 2019 10:20:27 AM

Everyone knows that HVAC systems are an integral part of the home. But did you know that they also have a really interesting history? For example, do you know...

  • Where did Central Heating even originate from?
  • Why was A/C technology invented?
  • Where does the term "Summer Blockbuster" come from? 

Discover the answers to these questions, and more. Check out this interesting facts video we made about the history of HVAC. 

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What is Immersive Learning & 4 Cool Effects of Immersion with VR

By Kristina Bentle on Dec 20, 2018 1:49:41 PM

One of the most studied – and interesting aspects of human psychology relates to how we learn. As a child, your mind captures and processes information in a simplified way. However, learning becomes a much more complex process as you age, which is a challenge VR helps address.

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Gamification is here!

By Kristina Bentle on Dec 13, 2018 4:00:00 PM


Are you ready to gamify your training? Now you can approach your courses just like you’re playing an interactive video game! Crush your career goals and level up your skills while having fun! You’ll never be more motivated to continue completing your courses in this online environment! Collect points, compete against other learners and celebrate victory every time you accomplish difficult new skills!  Who says learning has to be boring?

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How Using New Technology Is Like Cannonballing Into A Cold Pool

By Kristina Bentle on Dec 4, 2018 3:49:37 PM

It starts off cold and shocking, but eventually you warm up to it, and the next thing you know, it actually feels pretty normal. That's how using new technology is like cannonballing into a cold pool.

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