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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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Troubleshooting with DTD
By:Matthew BrunerThe temperature of the refrigerant in the evaporator coil can really help us with diagnostics, but we need to know the targets we’re aiming for if we want to get the most out of it as a troubleshooting tool. If we take the return air temperature and subtract 35 degrees from that number, we […]
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Impacts of Decreasing Evaporator Airflow
By:Bryan Orr Airflow, airflow, airflow… When we set up and commission comfort cooling and heating systems, we need to pay more attention to airflow before worrying about the fancy controls or the refrigerant circuit. One way to do that is by checking out Bill Spohn's Airflow 101 webinar on ESCO Group's learning network, which you […]
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The Pressures Look Good
By:Kaleb Saleeby Yeah? Well, how do you know? What should they be? What are the outdoor and return air temperatures? What SEER rating is the equipment?  These are the questions I ask every single time a technician says the phrase,  “But the pressures look good for [insert refrigerant of choice here].”  When they can’t answer […]
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TD of Refrigeration Evaporators
By:Bryan Orr We have discussed DTD (design temperature difference) quite a bit for air conditioning applications, but what about refrigeration? Let's start by defining our terms again. Suction Saturation Temperature The saturation temperature is the temperature at which the refrigerant will be at a given pressure if it is currently changing state. This change of […]
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Design Temperature Difference for Chillers 
By:Jeff Neiman I get emails from time to time with questions that stem from the articles or the podcast. This was a great question, but I was not the best person to answer it. I reached out to Jeff Neiman, our resident HVAC School chiller tech, and he answered it. Here is the question: Hello […]
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Some Important Terms to Know
In my recent classes with my employees at Kalos, we've been going over finding target pressures and temperatures for an air conditioning system. The goal has been to get techs to have “target” readings in mind before they start connecting tools. This step is an important part of being able to “check a system without […]
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