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Flowing nitrogen while brazing and pressurizing with nitrogen are great practices. Putting nitrogen in with the refrigerant? Not so much. Nitrogen is a “non-condensable” gas because it cannot be condensed (under normal conditions). However, nitrogen is just one of the non-condensables. First, let's talk about what a non-condensable gas is. Any gas that does […]Read more
Getting the Most From Value Engineering
This article is based on the January 28th episode of the HVAC School Podcast: “How to Value Engineer Better w/ Alex Meaney,” Which you can listen to HERE. Simply put, value engineering is the process of finding ways to cut costs out of a project WITHOUT creating quality issues. As Alex stated, 2+2 doesn’t always […]Read more
TXV Power Element of Surprise
The TXV powerhead or power element is the part of the valve that sits on top of the valve to which the sensing bulb is attached. The powerhead provides the opening force for the valve by translating force from the bulb to a diaphragm in the element that forces the valve open. The sensing bulb […]Read more