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! Courses range from 2-4 hours.

Price is per session and includes: a 2-4 hour live virtual course on the assigned topic. 


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Understanding Humidity - Thursday, June 10 @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.  

Anthony Maynor

Anthony Maynor has spent his entire career, since before graduating from high school, working in the heating & air conditioning industry. Starting out as an installer’s helper and working his way through all roles and aspects of the trade, eventually starting his own business. He has owned and operated a successful HVAC business for 20+ years, receiving multiple industry awards and accreditations.

He has an A.A.S. in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology from Wake Technical Community College. He is NATE and IGSHPA certified and is also qualified as an unlimited/master license in multiple states, including North Carolina, where he currently holds an Unlimited Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor License, an Unlimited Electrical Contractor License, an Unlimited Plumbing Contractor License and an Unlimited Refrigeration Contractor License.

Anthony is a qualified N.C. Department of Insurance (NCDOI) Level 3 Unlimited Mechanical and Electrical Inspector. He is also an NCDOI certified instructor for mechanical and electrical inspector training and continuing education. Additionally, he has been actively teaching heating and air-conditioning certification and continuing education classes through the local community college, distributor and contractor trade associations to those in the HVAC service and inspections fields since 2006.

Anthony is also an airline transport rated pilot and an FAA certified Gold Seal Flight instructor in single & multi-engine airplanes. In his spare time, he enjoys teaching and sharing his passion for aviation with others.

Bill Timberlake, P.E.

Bill Timberlake’s career has encompassed project management, facilities maintenance and shipboard power-plant experience with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and Nuclear Power Program, as well as the private sector.

During his 24-year career military service with the U.S. Navy, Bill served in various roles to include Deputy Director of The White House Military Project Management Division where he was directly responsible for construction/renovation projects in support of Presidential Infrastructure Programs. Bill’s other past duties include a Mechanical Engineering Instructor assignment at the U.S. Naval Academy and two Public Works Officer assignments at various east coast Naval installations.

Upon military retirement, Bill worked as a Senior Mechanical Engineer at a large architectural and engineering firm and as an Engineering Program Director for the world’s largest owner of upscale hotels and resorts (Marriott/Host Hotels & Resorts). Most recently, Bill was a full-time instructor of Heating & Cooling (HVAC Technology) for 7 years at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh where he taught numerous classes within the 2-year program.

Bill is also the owner of William Timberlake Residential Engineering that specializes in Residential HVAC Designs to include full compliance of ACCA Manual J, S & D procedures. Additionally, Bill teaches the HVAC design software program “Wrightsoft” to HVAC contractors throughout the Raleigh area.

Bill’s education includes a Master of Engineering from Old Dominion University, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and Diploma of HVAC/R from Wake Technical Community College. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

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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