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Scott has spent over 27 years in the HVACR industry. As a contributing editor for AC & Heating Connect, he uses his real-world experience to expand product knowledge to contractors throughout the service channel.
It is generally a good idea for customers to consider doing some basic maintenance on their air conditioning and heating system at the beginning of every heating or cooling season. This past winter’s “Polar Vortex” has been especially tough on outdoor equipment.
It is generally a good idea to consider doing some basic maintenance on your air conditioning and heating system at the beginning of every heating and cooling season. This past winter’s “polar vortex” has been especially tough on outdoor equipment. These ultra-low negative temperature spikes, along with the extended times below freezing, can affect your home air conditioning system’s Spring start up.
In order to troubleshoot a heat pump system’s components, you must first understand them. Since much of North America has transitioned into the heating season, it’s perfect timing to review a component commonly found in residential heat pump systems: the suction accumulator.
Since the minimum efficiency regulation changed to 13 SEER in January 2006, most OEM systems now incorporate a thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) style metering device as the standard for air conditioning systems. It is now extremely important for the HVAC technician to understand the design and operation of this type of valve.
by Scott Lanzer | Jun. 20, 2013
I can remember when I first started in the HVACR industry; there were only 3 colors of refrigerant bottles in the back of the truck – green, purple and white. Along with these limited color options, I can remember using cardboard slide rules and calculators to determine charge amounts and system failure diagnosis.
HVACR contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training and large numbers of service calls should head for the Golden Coast or the Buckeye State, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR complied by Emerson Climate Technologies.
You might have read or heard about geothermal heat pumps and how they’re gaining a lot of popularity. But what does “geothermal” mean and how does this system work? Geothermal heat pumps work along the same principles as standard air conditioning or heat pump systems with a few exceptions.