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Jul 29, 2021

In today’s podcast, Bryan and a team of Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) managers (Mike Schaefer, Charles Miltiades, and Sly Grimm) discuss mini-split controls strategies.

 

Some contractors misunderstand what mini-splits are. Mini-splits CAN be ductless, but not all of them are ductless. Mini-split systems...


Jul 27, 2021

In today’s short podcast, Bryan discusses the key factors for system performance WITHOUT doing a deep dive into system commissioning. “Performance” refers to system efficiency, capacity, air filtration/cleanliness, longevity, and the ability to match the latent and sensible loads of a space.

 

System airflow is...


Jul 22, 2021

In today’s podcast, Trevor and Bryan discuss Copeland Scroll Compressor Multiples for Air Conditioning. “Multiples” refer to equipment setups with multiple compressors that have connected suction and discharge lines; they resemble parallel rack refrigeration setups. Multiples typically come in tandem (2) or trio...


Jul 20, 2021

In today’s short podcast, Bryan clears up the differences between markup and profit margins in HVAC businesses.

 

The number one mistake that people make in business is confusing markup and gross margin. For example, you can double the price of a $50-part and sell it for $100. That would be a 100% markup. However,...


Jul 15, 2021

In today’s podcast, Eric Mele and Bryan explain the planning, layout, and execution of HVAC projects. They mostly cover commercial ductwork but also touch on piping and some residential projects.

 

Planning

 

The first step is to review the construction plan WITH a site visit. It is best to see how a plan works within...