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Commissioning a Residential Split Heat Pump
Commissioning a system is critical anytime a technician makes any type of repair or alteration to an existing system. It’s also important if you’re working on a system you’ve never worked on before, and it’s a vital part of a new install start-up. Basically, commissioning systems is an everyday responsibility for technicians, which means everyone […]Read more
A Critical Technician Trait in Decline
Our technician, Sam, sauntered into my office this afternoon like techs often do on a slow spring afternoon before the summer hits. It's been a long day for me, lots of training prep, a bunch of little fires, and errands to stomp out, and I still didn't get my article for the day written. I […]Read more
What is Net Refrigeration Effect (NRE)?
Net refrigeration effect (NRE) is the quantity of heat that each pound of the refrigerant absorbs in the refrigerated space to produce useful cooling. That’s a pretty vague definition. We know that it’s an amount of heat in processes that take place within the evaporator. Still, the phrase “useful cooling” seems rather broad. Even though […]Read more