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Humidifiers are a big part of HVAC systems in dry locations, especially in the winter. I have no experience with them personally because they aren't prevalent at all in Florida. I asked some of the HVAC School contributors to weigh in with some of their top humidifier tips. Thanks to Nathan Perney, Steve Domansky, and […]Read more
Which Valve Do I Open First?
Testo 557 vacuum gauge and Appion core removal tools shown I've had a change of heart. Back in the early 2000s, during the big construction boom, I did many system startups on residential units for a large company I worked for. When installers ran the line sets prior to startup, they weren't always very careful […]Read more
Heat Pump Defrost Sensor vs. Thermostat
When you work on a heat pump system and want to test defrost, you can follow many different test procedures to test the board and sensors. Most involve “forcing” a defrost by shorting out pins on the board or advancing the time of the defrost initiation and installing a factory-provided pin jumper. Lots of pins […]Read more