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Aug 27, 2020

Our good friend Trevor Matthews from Emerson Canada joins us to talk about compressors, mostly preventing compressor failure and troubleshooting issues.

Whenever we're installing or servicing a compressor, we need to think about possible systemic issues right off the bat. The compressor is the heart of the system, but...

Aug 25, 2020

In this short podcast episode, Bryan discusses the importance of suction line temperature and what it can tell you about an HVAC system.

There are two main places to take your suction temperature: at the evaporator outlet and right where the suction line goes into the condensing unit. When the former number is high, you...

Aug 20, 2020

In this podcast episode, Neil Comparetto from Comparetto Comfort Solutions joins Bryan and Kaleb to discuss some duct installation best practices he has learned. You might be able to take away some of his duct installation tips and apply them in the field.

Neil used to focus a lot on making the ducts look good,...

Aug 18, 2020

In this short podcast episode, Bryan explains what happens to a compressor when it's overheating. He also covers possible causes and troubleshooting strategies.

One of the Kalos techs came across an overheating compressor case that looked like a textbook TXV problem: the superheat was high at the condensing unit on the...

Aug 13, 2020

In this podcast episode, Kaleb, Joe, Eric, and Bryan answer some troubleshooting and commissioning questions from Facebook.

Whether we're talking about troubleshooting, commissioning, or any other HVAC/R task, the best training is on-the-job training. Meetings, educational videos, and quizzes also help to a...