Simple Pump Selection Part 2
Another follow-up article by Michael Housh… Enjoy! In this article, I thought I would show a pump curve and match it up with our system head-loss curve that we created in the last article, but before I do that, I thought I would talk a little bit more about the system head-loss curve and why […]
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Simple Pump Selection Exercise
Here is another excellent article from Michael Housh, owner of Housh Home Energy and a regular contributor to HVAC School. Thanks, Michael! I thought I would go through a simple example of sizing a hydronic circulator for an application. This is a made-up scenario, but I sketched out a 20’ x 20’ square home with […]
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Sensible Heat in Air and Water
Here is another great explanation from Michael Housh of Housh Home Energy in Ohio. Thanks, Michael! I’m going to lay out and compare the sensible heat rate equations for both the air-side and water-side of HVAC to help draw similarities and dive deeper into the science behind these equations. This is the beginning of a […]
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Determining the Air-Side Charge of an Expansion Tank
Michael Housh from Housh Home Energy in Ohio wrote this tip to help techs determine the air-side charge on a pressure tank. Thanks, Michael! Determining the air-side charge of an expansion tank in a hydronic heating system is a relatively easy task.  A properly sized and charged tank is designed to keep the system pressure […]
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Hydronics GPM Calculation and more…
This tech tip was written by a friend of HVAC School, Brian Mahoney. He is an HVAC instructor at Western Suffolk BOCES/Wilson Tech. Thanks, Brian! The podcast on delta T for A/C the other day got me thinking about the formula I learned in school about calculating the GPM of a hydronic system. We will […]
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