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Best Methods for Refrigerant Leak Detection

Listed below are the most common refrigerants you may encounter as a Service Technician, arranged in groups.CFC Chlorofluorocarbon R-12, R-502 (Phased out)HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon R-22, R-401A, R-401B, R-402A, R-402B, R-408A, R-409A (In phase out)HFC Hydrofluorocarbon R-134a, R-404A, R-407C, R-410A, R-438A, R-507Current EPA regulations recommend and/or require leak detection and repair when it has been determined that
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Step by Step Guide to Refrigeration Leak Detection

Current EPA regulations recommend and/or require leak detection and repair when it has been determined that a system is losing refrigerant.  This 10 step guide to refrigeration leak detection will help you be able to determine if the evaporator has a leak using today’s best practices.Related Posts:Best Methods for Refrigerant Leak DetectionIs that chiller you
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New DOE Regulations for Refrigeration Products

With the EPA issuing of its final rule on delisting select HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) refrigerants on July 2, 2015 many questions are being asked: What direction are equipment manufacturers and distributors are taking and when to comply with the new ruling? What is the timeline of complying with the new EPA ruling? What about servicing existing
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Successfully Launching Your Company’s Facebook Page

In Part One of our HVAC Contractor’s Guide to Facebook—missed it? Read Part One here—we covered the simple steps involved to creating your business’s Facebook page. In this article, Part Two, we start to focus on how to generate traffic to your newly created page. Like any new business venture, your new Facebook page will
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The Financial Power of Flat Rate Service Pricing

About 95% of all HVAC dealers have one trait in common: they are not charging enough for their service work. So, why is it important to charge enough? Charging enough allows a dealer to stay in business for many years thus ensuring continuous service to his customers. Charging enough allows a dealer to pay his
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Building an Effective Facebook Page

The HVAC Contractor’s Guide to Facebook Series – Part One:Building an Effective Facebook Page Social media has taken the working world by storm, and for many businesses, a strong social presence is every bit as crucial as a standalone website. Of particular importance to small, consumer-facing companies is Facebook – one of the greatest tools
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Refrigeration System Installation Defrost Schedule Tips

Defrost schedules are important to knowing how to properly install and maintain a refrigeration system. A proper installation and defrost schedule will help you maximize system performance, keep thewalk-in at set-point temperatures, and, most important of all, keep your customers happy. The importance of knowing what the refrigeration system will be used for A good
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Supercharge your home energy savings

Upgrading your HVAC system can be a wise home investment, saving you the cost of the new system is several years of operation. Choosing a higher efficiency system with a higher SEER rating can increase your home energy savings by another 30 percent over the minimum required efficiency of 13 SEER. You’ll enjoy the many
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Simple gas furnace maintenance tips for homeowners

Here are some good Gas Furnace Maintenance Tips for homeowners to keep in mind during these cold winter months: Confirm that the furnace runs completely through a normal cycle from start-up to shut-down. Look at the thermostat reading to confirm that the system shuts off when reaching the high temperature setpoint. (If otherwise, you have
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