Deploy Industry-Standard Training in YOUR HVAC Business
By:Bryan Orr As many of you may know, Kalos does most of its training in-house. We’re lucky to have people like Bert on our team; he can give classes to several people at a time and is also great at one-on-one mentorship. Many of our managers and directors are also top-notch educators. Unfortunately, these people […]
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5 Takeaways from Manual T
By:Matthew Bruner “Did you do a Manual J?” “Did you run a Manual S on that?” “What does Manual D say?” If you’ve asked any design-related questions on the internet in the last several years, you’re probably familiar with these questions. But how does one “do” a Manual T? I bought Manual T last year […]
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The MAD Room
By:Genry GarciaThis tech tip features a diagnostic flowchart by Genry Garcia. Thanks, Genry! The name of this document, “The MAD Room,” was chosen as a nod to the MAD-AIR study completed by John Tooley and Neil Moyer, presented in 1989. The teachings from that document played an instrumental role in creating the following diagnostic workflow. […]
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TXV External Equalizers and Distributors
By:Bryan OrrThis is a quick tip from the “Expansion Valves – What Does and Doesn't Matter?” livestream on our YouTube channel featuring Joe Shearer, Matthew Taylor, and Corey Cruz. You can watch it on our website HERE. Equalizers get their name because they provide a closing force to equalize against the bulb pressure (an opening […]
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Troubleshooting Water Leaks
By:Matthew BrunerThere is not much worse than having a service call where you can’t figure out where the water is coming from or where it came from before you got there. I have spent many hours scratching my sweaty head in attics while I stared into the riser of a drain line, waiting for water […]
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The One Duct Leak You Didn’t Expect
By:Matthew BrunerSometimes, you just get lucky. Sometimes, you get sent out to install a unit in a closet! Although these types of installs have their challenges, at least for me, they have appeared easier on the surface. There is no return ductwork, as the unit sits on a platform. We are rarely disconnecting ducts in […]
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Static Pressure, Manometers, and Magnehelics
By:Bryan Orr When you start talking airflow, it can get pretty in-depth pretty quickly. There is a big gap between what is useful for the average tech to apply every day and the whole story, so let's start with the simplest part to understand: static pressure. Static pressure is simply the force exerted in all […]
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HVAC Moneyball: Could It Work?
By:Tim De StasioThis tech tip was submitted by Tim De Stasio. He originally published it on his website, which you can visit HERE. Thanks, Tim! Winning takes strategy and the right information. The HVAC business is no different.  But what information should we collect, even pay for, to get better and win? What if these […]
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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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