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Why (and When) Do We Need Defrost?
Why Defrost? Let's start with the basics and move on from there. Defrost is necessary when the coil temperature drops below 32°F. Defrost can be as simple as turning the compressor off for a period of time or as elaborate as reversing the flow of refrigerant for the whole system or just parts of the […]Read more
Entropy in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
In the trade, we talk a lot about changes in enthalpy, especially when we are looking at total heat exchange over an evaporator. Sometimes, you will bump into the word entropy, and I wanted to take a stab at making it more understandable. Many people understand entropy as the condition in which molecules become more […]Read more
Drains and Double traps
Double traps are no good. That's the end of this tech tip. Okay, here's some detail: Anytime your drain goes up and down more than once, you have a double trap UNLESS you place an air vent between the two traps that vents ABOVE the drain inlet. The double trap causes drainage issues because air […]Read more