Tech Tips

May 30, 2019

Tech Tip: Refrigerant Recovery Best Practices

Recovery is the removal of refrigerant from a system to either store and send in for recycling or to reintroduce back into the same system. Here are a dozen top tips for refrigerant recovery: Make sure your tank is empty and evacuated to 300 microns if you plan to return the refrigerant back into the […]

November 30, 2018

Tech Tip: Failed Ignitor

How do you deal with a failed ignitor? Step 1: When testing a silicon carbide hot surface ignitor, disconnect it from the control board and measure the resistance using your multimeter. Step 2: Be sure your multimeter is set to properly measure a resistance of 10 to 200 ohms. Step 3: A good hot surface ignitor […]

November 29, 2018

Quick Fixes for Failing Capacitors

Are you tired of constantly dealing with failed capacitors? Rather than waiting on a capacitor to fail, take the precautionary measures for efficient and effective installation: Overheating is the likely cause of capacitor failure. Go the extra mile to ensure that each capacitor has a bleed resistor in place before installation. Identify the MFD rating needed to guarantee the capacitor is […]

September 18, 2018

Maintenance Tips for the Fall

Now that summer is winding to an end and fall is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about those yearly maintenance tips you should be discussing with your customers. Change Air Filters Over the summer months with the windows open, plenty of dust and outside particles have clogged up the filters which forces the […]

June 1, 2018

3 Ways Emptying The Oil Can Help

Often overlooked, emptying the oil from a changed compressor can help you in several ways. You can see if all the oil was removed from the system You can determine if the compressor was burned out, requiring a suction line drier to be installed and Acid Scavenger or Acid Away to be used. It makes brazing the suction line […]