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The grounding and bonding process is important, and it's a fairly broad topic. In HVAC/R, we generally just need to make sure that we properly connect the conductors (wires) provided to the proper connection points in the equipment and occasionally the disconnects. These connection lugs or green screws are rated for grounding so long as […]Read more
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
How to Send Heat to Outer Space—What Ancients Knew That You Don’t
You likely already know a bit about radiant heating from your education and work in the HVAC industry. Science textbooks like to use the sun and campfires as classic examples of radiant heat transfer. We also have plenty of heating devices with radiation right in the name, such as water radiator heaters and radiant space […]Read more