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HVAC School - For Techs, By Techs

Jul 30, 2018

In this short podcast episode, Bryan covers how to measure air velocity directly at a return or supply and what those readings tell you.

Since many techs like to focus on CFM and static pressure readings, they can neglect air velocity in their measurements. Air velocity is the speed at which the air is moving....

Jul 26, 2018

In today's podcast episode, Eric Mele walks us through the components of water source heat pumps, how they work, and what to look for. Water source heat pumps use water to transfer heat to and from the outdoor unit; the water takes the place of outdoor air in an air source heat pump.

These units have heat exchangers...

Jul 24, 2018

In this short podcast episode, Bryan Orr discusses the best practice methods for testing run capacitors in the field.

We understand the capacitor to be a voltage storage device. We can benefit from comparing the capacitor to a balloon that inflates and deflates with electrons as the alternating current changes (60 times...

Jul 19, 2018

In this episode, Bryan Orr talks about how the seasons affect our HVAC work and how to manage stress during the busy season.

If you work in the trade, you will notice that we have busy and slow seasons. If you own a business, you understand the pressure that you're under to serve the community during those times....

Jul 17, 2018

In today's short podcast episode, Bryan discusses the voltage drop measurement tool, also commonly known as the voltmeter. You can also find this voltage drop tool on multimeters. You use them to check voltage drops, NOT the actual voltage.

We get voltage values from a potential difference. So, we check for these...