Jun 14, 2017
In this second part of the podcast, Jim Bergmann wraps up the
steps to check a system charge without connecting a gauge
You can check the charge without gauges if you use the following
process (and know your DTD, CTOA, etc.):
- Take the dry-bulb temperature. (Let's say it's 70°F in this
- Subtract the DTD (35°F).
- Add target superheat (10°F).
- Check the suction line. It should be 45°F in this example. If
your probe senses a temperature that is NOT within 5°F of the
temperature you calculated, check the filter, evaporator coil,
etc., for dirt.
- If the system is not dirty, check the charge with gauges.
For a more extensive look at the process in writing, check out
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