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HVAC School - For Techs, By Techs

May 30, 2023

In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks about motor speed and other basic electrical topics as they relate to motors in HVAC equipment.

In a typical single-phase PSC-type (induction-driven) motor, the speed is primarily determined by the electrical cycle rate, also known as the hertz. The hertz represents the speed...

May 25, 2023

Trevor Matthews returns to the podcast to talk about growing in productivity and confidence as a tech to avoid feeling stuck in your career. They talk about personal development within your organization and in communities or training courses beyond your organization.

Confidence and productivity work hand in hand,...

May 18, 2023

This podcast episode is Alex Meaney's 2023 HVACR Training Symposium session: "The Art of Unteaching."

We may have flawed understandings of HVAC concepts, including the understanding that "heat rises." Our world is constantly shaped by the things we see and believe, and we are hard-wired to defend our observations and...

May 16, 2023

In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks about compression ratio and efficiency, particularly how floating or fixed suction and head pressure affect those things.

Compression ratio (absolute head pressure divided by absolute suction pressure) closely correlates to efficiency in all sorts of compression-refrigeration...

May 11, 2023

This podcast episode is Nikki Krueger (Santa Fe Dehumidifiers) and Bryan's 2023 HVACR Training Symposium session about how we can optimize dehumidification and efficiency to create an HVAC design and humidity utopia.

While we attempt to achieve comfort and high indoor air quality in humid climates, we may find...