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HVAC School - For Techs, By Techs

Dec 28, 2016

In this unedited episode of HVAC School, Bryan and Nathan talk about some basic rules for circuit board diagnosis.

So, circuit boards are boards with circuits in them. They come in two types. The traditional printed variety contains switches, relays, and resistors. The other type contains silicon chips and uses logic...

Dec 19, 2016

Benoit Mongeau comes on the podcast to talk about high-efficiency gas furnace basics and maintenance practices. 

When maintaining a high-efficiency gas furnace, you typically don’t have to worry about cleanliness in the same way you’d worry about an oil furnace. However, condensate drains need regular cleaning....

Dec 16, 2016

In this episode of HVAC School, Bryan talks with Ulises Palacios about some cool technology.

Ulises has become a technology expert through his many years of working with new tools. He has recently been involved in testing new technologies, and he has worked with Jim Bergmann.

Cutting open a compressor is one of the most...

Dec 5, 2016

In this episode of HVAC School, Bryan covers the basics of heat pumps.

Heat pumps are common technologies in Florida. They reverse the sequence of the typical refrigerant circuit: the indoor coil can become the condenser, and the outdoor coil can become the evaporator. Heat pumps can achieve that transition via a...

Dec 1, 2016

In this episode, Bryan and Nathan have a banter-filled conversation about electrical components that confuse techs. If you are looking for a serious educational episode, we suggest you look elsewhere.

Low-voltage circuits may confuse the new technician because the "common" terminology is far too common in the circuit....