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Aug 30, 2022

In this short podcast, Bryan talks about THOR, total heat of rejection. He explains what it is and why we should care about it when working on HVAC/R systems. THOR is another aspect of pressure-enthalpy calculations, along with net refrigeration effect (NRE) and total heat of compression.

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Aug 25, 2022

Matteo Giovanetti from Micro-Air joins the HVAC School podcast to talk about the differences between a hard start and an EasyStart.

Micro-Air’s “EasyStart” provides a soft start rather than a hard start. A hard start abruptly ramps up the voltage and current to the motor start; a soft start is a much gentler start...

Aug 23, 2022

In this short podcast, Bryan explains what the heat of compression is and why we should care about it as HVAC/R professionals.

More heat is rejected in the condenser than absorbed in the evaporator coil, and that’s because the compressor adds heat. That added heat is called “heat of compression.” That heat does...

Aug 18, 2022

Ed Janowiak joins the podcast to introduce us to ACCA Manual T.

Compared to other manuals, Manual T is one of the least-considered ACCA manuals. However, it’s the manual that advises us on how not to blow high-velocity air on people and has maintained the same standards since the mid-1900s. Unlike Manuals J, S, and D,...

Aug 16, 2022

In this short podcast, Bryan explains what the net refrigeration effect (NRE) is and how it affects HVAC systems.

The net refrigeration effect (NRE) is what happens in the evaporator coil. The evaporator is the heat absorber; as air passes over the coil, the cooler refrigerant within the evaporator absorbs that heat and...