#static pressure

Tech Tips:

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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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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Replacing Residential HVAC Equipment With “Predictable Results”
By:Adam MufichWhen replacing a furnace or air handler for a customer, there is nothing worse than starting up the equipment and having it sound like the latest SpaceX rocket taking off. You insert your static pressure probes into the duct, and your stomach drops as you read the numbers.  You realize the new high-end system […]
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Manual D Speedsheet Walkthrough
By:Matthew BrunerBryan recently released a podcast on rules of thumb and how they can really get us in a pickle with sizing ductwork. With that in mind, I thought this might be a good time to do a walkthrough of Manual D from start to finish on a project I just finished up. My good […]
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Why Measuring Static First Isn’t Always Productive
By:Bryan Orr There is a big move in residential and light commercial HVAC toward measuring static pressure regularly during commissioning, service, and maintenance. Don't get me wrong… Measuring static pressure is VERY important. The challenge comes in when techs begin taking measurements without understanding where to take them, what they mean, or worse: they use […]
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Use Static Pressure Responsibly
By:Eric Kaiser The topic of static pressure comes up frequently in HVAC, and it’s sometimes presented as a test that can be all-knowing and insightful about what is happening with regard to airflow in a system. To use static pressure responsibly, we need to understand what it really is and what it means for an […]
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Static Pressure – Why Measure It?
This article was written by Neil Comparetto. Neil is one of the smartest and most thoughtful techs I know online. Thanks, Neil. Why measure static pressure? Because it's fun. I enjoy drilling holes in things. I rarely leave a house without drilling a hole in something. I also believe it’s an essential step to commissioning […]
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Total External Static Pressure (TESP): A Basic Review
By:Kaleb Saleeby Probably the most popular measurement method for indirect airflow readings is total external static pressure (TESP). A dual-port manometer or two Bluetooth single-port manometers are essential to the HVAC technician toolbag. Here’s a quick review of TESP, why it’s important, and how to make the measurements. TESP is a pressure reading of the […]
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How to Use a Manufacturer Fan Table and Why They are Important
Many installers and service technicians know how to read and use a manufacturer fan table, but this is a quick review with a few extra tips for newer techs. It’s also a good reminder to senior technicians about how this easy-to-use practice can also be easily abused. At installation, properly setting up airflow is imperative to the […]
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Podcasts:

Measuring Airflow Podcasts w/ Jim Bergmann
By:Jim BergmannBryan Orr In this two-part podcast series, Jim Bergmann covers measuring airflow in HVAC systems. He covers a wide range of airflow measurement instrumentation and readings. In the HVAC industry, many techs confuse static pressure for airflow. Although you need static pressure to have airflow, it is NOT airflow and can fluctuate rather wildly […]
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