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Don't Install Your Micron Gauge at the Pump
Have you ever wondered why your old refrigerator never needs service or gauges installed and can run for 30 years that way, maybe only needing an occasional cleaning of the condenser? For crying out loud, utilities are buying these old energy hogs through some programs because they never seem to die. Why do they last […]Read more
Understanding “P” Traps in Refrigerant Lines
This article was written by Don Gillis with Chemours. Thanks, Don! There are 3 main reasons we use “P” or “U” traps: Assisting in oil return to the compressor Preventing oil accumulation in the evaporator Preventing liquid refrigerant or oil from entering the compressor while operating or during the off cycle Assisting in oil return […]Read more
You Can’t Eat Soup with A Fork........
Not if you are hungry, anyways— A true story. I have a good friend who owns an HVAC company. Not much of a Ph.D., but he is known to be honest, doesn’t pull vacuums through manifolds, and claims to almost always use American-made capacitors. We’ll call him Captain Kirk. He called me recently, quite worked […]Read more