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Do Small Air Leaks Matter?
How do we decide what to spend our time and attention on as technicians? What is truly important and what isn’t? At least here in Texas, the answer changes seasonally. When it’s 100 degrees outside, your priorities shift from long conversations about people’s pets to conveying necessary information about system problems so we can get […]Read more
Air Velocity Quick Tips
Recommended Duct Velocities (FPM) Duct Type Residential Commercial / Institutional Industrial Main Ducts 700 – 900 1000 – 1300 1200 – 1800 Branch Ducts 500 – 700 600 – 900 800 – 1000 As service technicians, we are often expected to understand a bit about design to diagnose a problem fully. Duct velocity has many […]Read more
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 […]Read more