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HVAC School - For Techs, By Techs

Dec 31, 2020

In this podcast episode, Bryan talks with Bill Spohn about his most recent project, SpohnHome. SpohnHome explores Bill's journey in custom home performance.

Projects are complicated because so many trades work together to accomplish a building. However, custom homes are particularly challenging, especially in Bill...

Dec 29, 2020

In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks about some tips you can use when working with a multi-position service valve.

A service valve will have a line connection, which connects the valve to your line set. You also have a gauge port that you can connect to, a valve stem, and a packing gland nut (directly beneath the...

Dec 24, 2020

In this podcast episode, Bryan and Trevor Matthews from Emerson talk through scroll compressors in commercial refrigeration equipment.

Scroll compressors are not a monolith; although they all function similarly, they have different fine details and manufacturing protocols by application. Low-temp,...

Dec 17, 2020

In this episode, Bryan and Bert talk about soft skills. They also discuss why soft skills are important in highly technical trades.

Bert's class defined "soft skills" as communication skills; these can be verbal but may also include body language and how we respond to emotional situations. Bert thinks these skills are...

Dec 10, 2020

In this podcast episode, Bryan and Jim Bergmann talk about gas furnace diagnosis and inspection. They cover the ins and outs of furnace assessment.

A gas furnace diagnosis requires a few important measurements, but a solid visual inspection is perhaps even more vital. You'll want to look at the venting and condensate...