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Saturation and the Pressure-Temperature Relationship
In HVAC systems, liquid and vapor will exist at the same time and place. We call that condition saturation, or we say that the refrigerant is “at saturation.” Phase changes occur in the evaporator and condenser, so these are spots where liquid and vapor coexist while the system is running. Saturated conditions occur whenever liquid […]Read more
The Pressures Look Good
Yeah? Well, how do you know? What should they be? What are the outdoor and return air temperatures? What SEER rating is the equipment? These are the questions I ask every single time a technician says the phrase, “But the pressures look good for [insert refrigerant of choice here].” When they can’t answer the questions […]Read more
Today's tech tip is a video put out by my friend Brad Hicks from the HVAC in SC YouTube Channel. Thanks, Brad! Seal boots to prevent raccoon leaks. Ok, this has nothing to do with raccoons, but I like that photo. Whenever you are installing duct boxes (also called boots or cans) in an aftermarket […]Read more