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Jan 27, 2017

In this episode, we talk with Jeff Nieman about chillers and how they work.

For those of you who primarily work in residential or light commercial HVAC, chillers may be unfamiliar at best and terrifying at worst. However, centrifugal chillers' parts are actually quite similar to those of HVAC units. They have an...

Jan 23, 2017

In this episode, Bryan and Bert talk about properly stripping cables and leak detection best practices. Bert is a senior technician and self-proclaimed leak detection expert.

As a slight aside, Bert CAN'T STAND when technicians strip wires. Basically, his advice is NOT to cut around the wires or use a razor knife.


Jan 12, 2017

n this episode, Bryan covers evacuation, recovery, and dehydration.

Evacuation refers to putting a vacuum pump on the system and pulling it down. We use a few different measures of vacuum, including inches of mercury ("Hg) or microns (millionths of a meter of mercury). We use such small units to measure a vacuum...

Jan 9, 2017

In this episode, Bryan talks to Business and Sales Trainer Bob Gee about HVAC business practices.

Bob has watched sales and leadership evolve a lot over the years. Today, success in sales depends on your abilities to build relationships with the customers. You're no longer "selling" things; you are "helping people buy"...

Jan 3, 2017

In this episode, Bryan talks to YouTube star Stephen Rardon about combustion analysis.

In Florida, we mostly have A/C units and heat pumps. High-efficiency furnaces are not in our wheelhouse, but furnaces are more like A/C units than you would imagine. Stephen Rardon makes some excellent comparisons between the two.