Vacuum: Moisture vs. System Leak
By:Don GillisThis tech tip was written by Don Gillis with Chemours. Thanks, Don! Evacuation helps remove contaminants, like moisture and non-condensable gases, from HVAC/R systems, especially ones that are put into service for the first time or put back into service after a repair. Even though pulling a deep vacuum has always been a best […]
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When Ducts Get Too Big
By:Bryan OrrThis tech tip recaps the livestream by the same name, featuring HVAC School contributors Matt Bruner and Adam Mufich, as well as special guests Russ King, Steve Rogers, and Tony Amadio. You can watch that live stream on our YouTube channel HERE. It was a beautiful day outside. The sun was shining, the birds […]
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Six Tips to Help You Write an Article for HVAC School
By:David Richardson This tech tip was written by David Richardson, the Vice President of Training for NCI. David has been on several podcasts and has spoken at the HVACR Training Symposium multiple times. Thanks, David! Your ideas and experiences are the ingredients for great articles. Unfortunately, they are easy to forget if you don’t capture […]
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Size Matters — Industrial “Shortcomings”
By:Jennifer ManzoThis article was written by Jennifer Manzo, an HVAC technician and the founder of HVA-Chicks Coalition. You can find her on social media as @HVAChicksjennifer. Thanks, Jennifer! It’s no secret that the HVAC industry is in the throes of an oversizing epidemic. Instead of stating the obvious, I wanted to take a deep dive […]
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Learning Outside the Box
By:Bryan OrrThis tech tip recaps the livestream by the same name, featuring HVAC School contributors Matt Bruner and Adam Mufich, as well as special guests Craig Migliaccio (AC Service Tech) and Ty Branaman (love2hvac). You can watch that live stream on our YouTube channel HERE. Craig and Ty are HVAC educators with YouTube channels of […]
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Making Duct Systems Work
By:Bryan OrrThis tech tip recaps the livestream by the same name, featuring HVAC School contributors Matt Bruner and Adam Mufich, as well as special guests Ed Janowiak and David Richardson. You can watch that live stream on our YouTube channel HERE. It’s one thing to install a piece of equipment, but it’s another thing entirely […]
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To Glass Ceilings And Those Who Lend Us Their Hammers
By:Jennifer ManzoThis tech tip was written by Jennifer Manzo, an HVAC technician and the founder of the HVA-Chicks coalition, which offers tech support and training as well as resources for women in the industry. She was one of our panelists on this year's Women's Panel at the symposium and was recently featured on a livestream […]
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How to Properly Size a Dehumidifier
By:Tim De Stasio This tech tip was submitted to us by Tim De Stasio. You can read the original version on his website HERE. Tim will also be a panelist in the Dehumidification Hootenanny at the 2024 HVACR Training Symposium. Nikki Krueger will moderate, and Genry Garcia, Chris Hughes, and Chris Conway will be fellow […]
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How Similar Are A2Ls to R-410A?
By:Don Gillis This tech tip was written by Don Gillis with Chemours. Thanks, Don! You’ve probably heard it way too many times now: A2Ls are coming.  While we’ve heard a lot about what “A2L” really means and the R-410A phasedown timeline, there isn’t a lot of public information about what to expect on the service […]
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