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Flex Ducts - Best Practices
Some techs and contractors swear that flex ducts are an evil invention and should never be used in ANY circumstance. I agree with what duct design expert Jack Rise said on the podcast when I asked him about flex ducts: “There's a lot of problems with flex duct, there really is, and it's a good product, […]Read more
Tips for Server Room Conditioning
Server rooms, sometimes called data rooms, are a somewhat unique situation in the HVAC trade with some special circumstances that should be considered. Here are a few tips for success when working on equipment for these spaces. Note: this article is focused on smaller server rooms that may use conventional or mini-split-type forced air equipment. […]Read more
What does "RES" mean on a contactor or relay?
Go to your truck, pick up a contactor, and look at it closely. You may find some interesting ratings you never noticed—things like terminal ambient temperature ratings and torque specs. One reading you may overlook is the RES AMPACITY of the contactor or relay. The RES rating is the RESISTIVE LOAD AMPACITY (amperage capacity) or rating. […]Read more