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Introduction to VAV Systems
If you work in large commercial offices or mixed-use buildings, you almost certainly work with VAV systems regularly. If you aren't familiar with VAV, this is a quick intro to the basics so that they won't seem so overwhelming. VAV stands for variable air volume; this means that the AHU (air handling unit) can vary […]Read more
Dunning-Kruger in HVAC
A few years ago, a friend of mine, Clive Mitchell, aka Big Clive, explained the Dunning-Kruger concept while he was a guest on my YouTube-based podcast, “HVAC Overtime.” Clive is another content creator on YouTube specializing in technical videos where he reverse-engineers electronic devices. Clive has a very analytical mind; he sees patterns in people […]Read more
Why is the Breaker Tripping?
Breakers are designed to trip anytime the circuit draws a current above the rating for a period of time. The time the breaker takes to trip is a function of how high the circuit amperage is compared to the breaker rating. The higher the amperage above the rating, the faster the breaker will trip. Breakers […]Read more