#subcool

Tech Tips:

Flash Gas
When we say that there is “flash gas” at a particular point in the system, it can either be a bad thing or a good thing, depending on where it is occurring. Flash gas is just another term for boiling. It is perfectly normal (and required) that refrigerant “flashes” or begins boiling directly after the […]
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What Should My Subcooling Be?
  This is the article you read BEFORE you call and ask a senior tech what your subcool should be. It's also the one you send to a junior tech when they call and ask you: So, what is subcooling? (Or subcool, as many call it.) Subcooling is a measurement of temperature DECREASE of a […]
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Know the Limits of Subcooling
This article was written by RSES CM and excellent market refrigeration tech Jeremy Smith. Thanks, Jeremy! I frequently see techs online struggling with charging or troubleshooting refrigeration equipment and using subcooling as a diagnostic or charging method. Please don't do this unless you understand it fully. Many times, trying to charge a refrigeration system to […]
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The “5 Pillars” of Residential A/C Refrigerant Circuit Diagnosis
By:Bryan Orr Suction pressure, head pressure, subcooling, superheat, delta T. Taking all five of these calculations into account on every service call is critical. Even if you must do further diagnostic tests to pinpoint the problem, these five factors are the groundwork before more effective diagnostics can be done. I would also add static pressure […]
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Subcool and Liquid Line Length
By:Bryan Orr The primary role of setting an appropriate level of subcooling is to ensure that we deliver a full line of liquid refrigerant to the metering device. We want to do this at: A pressure differential required by the metering device At a temperature and pressure no higher than required for maximum capacity and […]
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Videos:

Setting a Refrigerant Charge by Subcool
Bryan demonstrates an in-depth tutorial on how to set a refrigerant charge by Subcool.
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Podcasts:

Condensing Temperature, Condenser Split, and Subcool
By:Bryan Orr In this podcast, Bryan talks about condensing temperature, condenser split, and subcooling. All three of the values are proportional. If one changes, all three of them will change. Saturation is also a critical concept that relates to all three of those, so we also cover those relationships. As you remember, a condenser rejects […]
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The 5 Readings Every Tech Must Know Well
By:Bryan Orr In this episode of HVAC School, Bryan covers the “5 pillars of refrigerant circuit diagnosis” and why they matter. They are: Superheat Subcool Suction pressure Head pressure Air temp split (delta T)   These 5 readings give you a holistic idea of the A/C system. Instead of getting hooked on checking only superheat […]
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