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A few weeks ago, I was hired to consult on a multi-family new construction project. The building was already framed, and the ducts were roughed in. The owner of the building was concerned with the quality of the ductwork. He noticed that the HVAC company was not following the mechanical engineer's plans. This was my […]Read more
Is Liquid Incompressible?
Compressibility is the ability of a substance to be squeezed into a smaller volume. It is the change in volume and increase in density that results from an increase in pressure. The subject of compression should be familiar to HVAC techs. After the return air passes over the boiling refrigerant in the evaporator coils, the […]Read more
The Ductless Dehumidification Conundrum
This tech tip was a COMMENT on a Facebook question about how ductless systems achieve some of their high-efficiency numbers at the expense of dehumidification. This was the question: Bryan Orr mentioned that multi-stage mini splits often do very little latent cooling (dehumidification) because on low speed the manufacturers all “let the evaporator float, which […]Read more