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Modulation motors are not often seen in residential equipment, but we see them a lot in commercial and industrial applications on many different types of equipment. I see them primarily on larger burners to control the fuel firing rate, but they also control water flow through heating coils, the water level on cooling towers, and […]Read more
Static Pressure and Combustion Test Ports and Plugs
My good friend and contributor to HVAC School, Neil Comparetto, made this video showing how he creates access ports for static pressure and gas combustion analysis. As techs, we find ourselves in the tough position of needing to drill access holes to take measurements, but the drilling and sealing of the holes can sometimes create […]Read more
Tips for Server Room Conditioning
Server rooms, sometimes called data rooms, are a somewhat unique situation in the HVAC trade with some special circumstances that should be considered. Here are a few tips for success when working on equipment for these spaces. Note: this article is focused on smaller server rooms that may use conventional or mini-split-type forced air equipment. […]Read more