Rise to the Top

Rise to the Top
Reviewing HVACR Basics



Rise to the Top provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge in HVACR basics. Each live virtual course will cover a different topic in the HVACR industry. Pick and choose the courses that work for you! 

Price is per session and includes: a 2 hour live virtual course on the assigned topic. 

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Consistency is Key - August 27, 2021 at 1PM ET

Your company may do outstanding work, have dedicated team members, and serve a great group of clients. Still, if their invoice documentation function isn’t performed correctly, this can expose your business to callbacks, company liability, and client churn. Having a long-term coaching program in place for technicians is the solution to this and other common problems. The good news is that you can take steps to reduce invoice errors, create a consistent level of service and instill a high rate of confidence within your customer base. On August 27th, join ACCA’s Matt Akins, when he discusses how to coach invoices for-profit and build consistency among your brand. In addition, you’ll learn how to help reduce callbacks, reduce company liability and knock down some common objections before they occur. Properly adopted, this accountability focus gives you the visibility and one-on-one feedback to make rock stars out of all your technicians. In addition, this is a proactive quality improvement tool for managers to help their technicians increase their earning potential.
To register for Consistency is Key on August 27th, 2021 at 1PM ET click here

Overview of ACCA Manual J - September 15, 2021 at 1PM ET

This course covers the basics of residential heat loss and heat gain calculations and takes the nationally-recognized residential load calculation standard and breaks it down in a way that's easy to understand and apply. Topics covered include: Guidelines and Limitations, How Heat Moves and What To Measure, Design Conditions and Fenestration, and Opaque Surfaces and Duct Systems.
To register for Overview of Manual J on September 15, 2021 at 1PM ET click here

Overview of ACCA Manual S - September 29, 2021 at 1PM ET

Overview of ACCA Manual S® is a training opportunity that covers the basics of how to select and size heating and cooling equipment to meet Manual J loads based on local climate and ambient conditions at the building site. The Overview of ACCA Manual S takes the nationally-recognized residential load calculation standard and breaks it down in a way that's easy to understand and apply. The purpose of this program is to enlighten the user on the acceptable range of sizing possibilities for a given type of equipment. The user should have a working knowledge of ACCA Manuals J, D and T in order to use Manual S intelligently.
To register for the Overview of ACCA Manual S on September 29, 2021 at 1PM ET click here

Overview of ACCA Manual D - October 6, 2021 at 1PM ET

The Overview of ACCA Manual D is a training on the basics of airflow and residential duct system design. The Overview of ACCA Manual D takes the nationally-recognized duct design standard and breaks it down in a way that’s easy to understand and apply. Topics include: Airflow Basics, Choosing a Blower, Creating Comfort Using Manual T, System Design, and Testing and Balancing.
To register for the Overview of ACCA Manual D on October 6, 2021 at 1PM ET click here

Understanding Humidity - October 27, 2021 at 1PM ET

This is all about the moisture in the air. What’s too much, what’s too little, how to add it and how to remove it. All terminology will be defined and explained, such as dry-bulb temperature, wet-bulb temperature, relative humidity, specific humidity, dew point, enthalpy and more. A complete explanation of the psychrometic chart will be offered and examples will be plotted thereon. This is a soup-to-nuts program on humidity.
To register for Understanding Humidity on June 10, 2021 at 1PM ET click here

About the Instructors

Jack Rise

Course Instructor Jack RiseJack Rise, CMS, is a Certificate Member Specialist of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society. He has extensive industry experience having worked as a contractor for 18 years, as a distributor of HVAC products for 13 years and for a major HVAC manufacturer for 5 years. In 2004 Jack formed his own company, Jack Rise HVAC Technical Training, and works out of his office in Tampa, Florida.

Jack is an ACCA/EPIC certified instructor for all of the ACCA residential and commercial design manuals including the 8th Edition of Manual J (Residential Load Calculations), the 3rd Edition of Manual D (Residential Duct System Design), the 5th Edition of Manual N (Commercial Load Calculations) and Manual Q (Commercial Low Pressure, Low Velocity Duct System Design). Jack travels extensively around the country conducting seminars on residential and commercial load calculations, system design and on the use of HVAC computer based software. He was an RSES instructor for 10 years, currently runs training sessions for NATE and EPA/CFC Section 608 Certifications and ACCA/ANSI Standard 5 (HVAC Quality Installation Standard).

Jack has authored two books as companion manuals for both Manual J and Manual D. He is the author and presenter of the ACCA HVAC Essentials series and the NATE Essentials series of training CDs. He is a 35+ year member of RSES, a Life Member of the North Jersey Chapter of ACCA, an associate member of ACCA-Florida and FRACCA and a Life Member of the NATE Technical Committee.

Ed Janowiak

Ed comes to ACCA with over thirty-five years of HVAC experience, and more than twenty years, delivering technical topics from his time as the technical director at Eastern Heating and Cooling Council based out of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Janowiak has over fifteen years of practical experience in the field as a service manager, technician, and installer - working at various companies, and as the owner and president of Bramante Energy, Inc.  

Matt Akins

MicrosoftTeams-image__12_.pngMatt Akins, ACCA Manager of HVACR Education, has sixteen years plus of HVACR experience, including five years as a technical trainer, teaching HVAC curriculum to hundreds of students across the country. He has managed all aspects of the training process, consisting of, designing classes for duct design, refrigeration, and HVAC system diagnostics as well as editing existing classes and making them current with current code and laws. 

Alex Meaney

Alex_Meaney.jpgAlex has been training Wrightsoft's customers how to use our software since 2004. He has led over 500 residential & commercial classes to thousands of engineers, contractors and students. Alex has not only mastered the use of our software, but also has a deep understanding of the applications and advantages it brings to the HVAC industry.

Alex received his BA from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA.

He took his education to the next level when he passed ACCA's Educational Program in Instructor Certification (EPIC) in 2014. This "train the trainer" course certifies professional vocational trainers, like Alex, to teach residential design including: Manual J, Manual D and Manual S.


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