New RLS Video Captures a Day in the Life of an HVAC Contractor

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RLS (Rapid Locking System), manufacturer of the original flame-free press fittings for HVAC and refrigeration applications, recently visited a jobsite to document a typical day in the life of an HVAC contractor doing a new system installation.

The featured contractor was Jamie Christensen and his team at Elevated Mechanical, LLC located in Seattle, Washington. Jamie’s firm was in the middle of installing a 26-ton Mitsubishi CITY MULTI VRF system, featuring 2 branch boxes, 19 heads and plenty of piping.

With much of piping work being done on a lift, the Elevated Mechanical crew took advantage of the fast, easy, flame-free copper tube connections offered by RLS press fittings. By avoiding the pain of hauling torches and tanks up and down on the lift – and the difficulty of brazing while working overhead – the job went much smoother using the press tool and fittings. You can watch the video here:

Jamie got his start in the HVAC industry in 2002 after attending Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, AZ and obtaining an associate degree in HVAC/R. He returned to the state of Washington and honed his skills for over 10 years before deciding he wanted to work on bigger and more complex equipment. He was accepted into the Sheetmetal Workers Union in 2014, and has since worked on all kinds of HVAC equipment, from VRF and hydronic systems to furnaces and heat pumps. In 2021, he decided to start his own company and Elevated Mechanical was born.

Jamie is very passionate about HVAC and the trades, and regularly shares his knowledge and experiences on Instagram, where he has more than 30,000 followers. You can follow Jamie @northwest_hvac.

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