How to Install a Condensing Unit in 17 Steps

If you are here to learn how to install a condensing unit, you better be HVAC certified to do so, especially if you are removing, and recovering the refrigerant out of the old condensing unit. Here’s a list of the main HVAC tools are needed when installing a new air conditioner condensing unit on a … Read more

How to Reduce Callbacks Through Training

5 Industry Tips Your HVAC Business Should Follow

HVAC dispatcher at desk with headset and computerService-callbacks expenses plague the HVAC industry. Not only are you set to worrying about them for months after a job, but they’re most frequent during your busiest times of the year. As a business owner or manager, a bit of well-placed concern can help you prepare and train for callbacks. Of course, ultimately reducing callbacks is the goal.

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6 Tips for Beginner HVAC Technicians

Jump Start your Career as an HVAC Technician with these 6 Tips

HVAC technician on rooftop next to carrier condensing unitSo you just got out of HVAC/R trade school you may have landed your first job as an HVAC technician. Your green. If you are working for an HVAC contractor,  you are more than likely going to be working under an experienced HVAC technician or installer. Here are some tips for the beginner in the industry, how to get noticed and eventually become a great HVAC technician.

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5 Reasons to Become an HVAC/R Technician

Hvac technician holding refrigerant gauges with condensers in viewI keep seeing this statistic that HVAC jobs are expected to grow up to 15% in the United States, in the next decade. This could be way off, as it could be way more. Good, well trained HVAC technicians and installers are hard to find. I, myself, have been in the industry for over 15 years. I’m going to share some of the reasons that I think why you should pursue a career in the HVAC/R field. Specifically a service/repair technician or installer

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Is HVAC Preventative Maintenance Worth It?

Professional hvac technician performing maintenance checks on a condensing unit.This is not a set business model or definitive answer to whether or not hvac preventative maintenance is worth it. It’s to educate you on what types of hvac preventative maintenance may be done by the handy homeowner who wants to save a buck, to the person that may have 20 different systems in their business or home, and needs to outsource HVAC maintenance. By the end of this article you should have a better understanding on whether or not professional hvac maintenance is for you or not.

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Why is my air conditioner freezing up?

Ice Build up on an outside condenser from a central air conditionerIf your central air conditioner is freezing up then I am here to go over the reasons that this may be happening. Some of the causes you may be able to fix yourself, while other causes will require you to call for service. I am going to list the possible causes that I have personally ran into, in order, from most likely to least likely. This is all based upon my personal experience from working on central air conditioning units.

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Troubleshooting Refrigerant Charge on Central Air Conditioners

R22 refrigerant and pressure gauges hooked up to a bottle of R22Warning: Do not attempt to troubleshoot refrigerant charge on central air conditioning units unless you are EPA 608 type II Certified.

This article refers to troubleshooting refrigerant charge on 410a and R22 residential air conditioning systems. Although many of the principles will carry over to other types of refrigerants and drop-ins. I will be sharing a pressure chart that may help you troubleshoot low pressure symptoms, high pressure symptoms. As well as other potential problems you may run into when trying to get your r410a or r22 systems to normal operating pressures.

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How to Charge an A/C System

Before attempting to learn how to charge an a/c system, you need to have your Section 608 Technician Certification Type 2, or Universal. There’s lots of different equipment out there, and if you want the real answer on charging an air conditioning system, I might tell you to charge the unit according to manufacturer specs. But if you want to see how I charge a central a/c system, continue reading.

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Digital Thermostat Keeps Changing Temperature on Its Own

Does your digital thermostat keep turning itself up? Down? Have a mind of its own? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. There are several reasons why your HVAC thermostat keeps changing temperature on its own, but the most likely cause is you have it in program mode.

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HVAC Technician Pay and HVAC Jobs

Before we get into hvac technician pay rates, let’s look at all of the different types of hvac jobs there are. The lowest paying hvac job may be an apprenticeship program. Although the experience may far outweigh the pay in the beginning, as the more knowledgeable you are, the more you can learn, the more valuable you are to a hvac company.

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