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HVAC Tools List for Service Technicians

hvac tools list, tube bender, low voltage jumpers, service wrench, swage tool, fuses, inspection mirror and infrared thermometerSo you just graduated hvac school and are looking to get some of the best hvac tools to start of your career. Maybe you are taking apart of an apprenticeship program and looking for some on the job training. You are going to need your own reliable tools. [click to continue…]

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Large amount of algae that came out of an a/c condensate drain lineIs your air conditioners condensate drain line clogged? Here we will discuss some of the symptoms of this problem and how to fix them. This is put into the category of Hvac for Beginners. I normally don’t promote diy hvac repairs. But cleaning your air conditioners condensate drain line can usually be done by the homeowner in most cases. [click to continue…]

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hvac technician with repair tools refrigerant, gauges, meter, standing next to condensing units on roofSo you want to become an Hvac technician? Good call. Good, well trained Hvac technicians will never be without a job. There is always a demand for comfort. Although you will have to go through quite a bit of Hvac training before you can reach this stage, but once it’s reached, it’s pretty much job security for the rest of your life.

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Checking voltage on a digital thermstat

 

Manuals can be kind of confusing. Hopefully this will clear up some of that confusion as be covering the Honeywell FocusPro 5000 thermostat installation today. The model in these pictures and post are TH5220D. You don’t need to have technical HVAC training to complete the [click to continue…]

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Dave Spates HVAC Technician removing wires from a run capacitorIt’s been awhile since I’ve posted here and since I am kind of still actively working on hvac equipment I’ve decided to share a little story of a Goodman condensing unit that was giving me headaches. [click to continue…]

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Hvac Training on Electric Heaters

Electric heaters are common in many split Hvac systems where it doesn’t get so cold, and also apart of many heat pump systems, which they are often referred to as ’emergency heat’. Electric heaters typically cost more to run than heat pumps, but are necessary when temperatures get so cold outside that the heat pump may not be able to keep up with the temperature. [click to continue…]

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Keeping the Inside of your Air Handler Clean

A clean air handler can maximize the life span of your equipment, and also prevent allergies and air flow problems. There are many reasons why your air handler could be gather debris, dirt or even mold, so let me cover some of these so everyone can have a better idea of what is going on inside of your air handler. [click to continue…]

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Become a Likeable HVAC Technician

When you go through your HVAC training and school you are going to learn a great deal about the technical side of becoming a service technician. You are going to learn how to troubleshoot and repair many types of HVAC equipment. But if you are in either the residential or commercial side of the HVAC field (which 99% of us are), then you are going to have to show some customer service skills. You have to be likeable. [click to continue…]

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Compressor Troubleshooting and Installation

Compressors are the most expensive part of your residential central air conditioning and heating system. They are also the most mis-diagnosed part of the HVAC system also. For training purposes for both home owners and technicians this article is going to cover the most common type of compressor used in residential applications, which is a single phase Scroll compressor.  [click to continue…]

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HVAC Certification and Apprenticeship

Many people wonder how easy it is to get a job when they finish an accredited trade school, such as ones that provide proper Hvac training. The good news is that the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning business is booming and there is always going to be a demand for it. [click to continue…]

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