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What is Flux?
In HVAC, you will hear the word “flux” used in two totally different parts of the trade. You may have heard of magnetic flux before. Magnetic flux is the lines of force that emanate from a magnet. You often hear about magnetic flux lines in discussions of motor theory. Transformers also use electromagnetic flux to […]Read more
Pool Heat Pumps, The Basics
Note: My brother Nathan wrote this a few years back, and I only did some minor editing. A pool heat pump is essentially a water-cooled air conditioner in reverse. It usually has a large air evaporator on the outside that looks like a condenser coil and a heat exchanger (usually tube-in-tube) on the inside. A […]Read more
Sometimes, we can focus on the more complicated aspects of a system and parts installation—like evacuation and flowing nitrogen—and forget the simple and critical common-sense steps to keep contaminants out of the system. One of these is pre-cleaning the tubing and connection before cutting or unsweating. For example: If you are replacing a coil, use […]Read more