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Using Infrared Thermometers


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US Industry Urges Trump to Back Kigali Amendment

Comment: this sounds like a lot of bovine scatology to me.

USA: Thirty-two leading US air conditioning and refrigeration companies have signed a letter to president Trump urging him to ratify the Kigali Amendment. 

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down HFC refrigerants, which will come into force on January 1, 2019, has so far been ratified by 35 countries. As one of the largest users, ratification by the US is seen as crucial to its effectiveness. READ MORE

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TAX TIPS FOR SMALL HVAC SHOPS

From SNIPS Magazine

Much of the HVAC construction industry, especially those in the residential realm, is comprised of small shops or even one or two-person operations. Many of these “pocket contractors” operate as sole proprietors.

Often these fledgling entrepreneurs are thrust into business lacking experience or knowledge of matters such as payroll, taxes, accounts receivable, accounts payable, insurance and business regulations. It can be overwhelming to small operators and make them feel like they can’t succeed. READ MORE

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HVAC Technical Skill vs. Technician on a Smart Phone

Is the HVAC service industry keeping up with the benefits of technology? Or are we holding on to the past, causing us to fall behind?  READ ARTICLE HERE

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SEIZE AN OPPORTUNITY OR SERVE THE CUSTOMER?

Selling techs or salespeople – what makes sense? From Contracting Business: READ MORE

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EXPECT HIGHER GWP REFRIGERANTS TO COST MORE

Refrigerant Leaks are Expensive

As anyone in the refrigeration industry is already well aware, the price of refrigerants has skyrocketed over the last year. In many cases, the cost of replacing refrigerant now outweighs the cost of a technician’s time to locate and repair any refrigerant leaks. (This doesn’t take into consideration any costs associated with lost inventory, increased utility consumption, damaged / overworked equipment or potential fines from environmental regulators.) READ MORE AT BACHARACH

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3 THINGS YOU $HOULD BE DOING BEFORE THE BUSY SEASON


Before you know it, it will be your ‘busy season’ again. If you want to make more money—this season and for the entire year—you need a plan. And that plan needs to be built before your busy season. READ MORE

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NEW RIGID PHONE CHARGER DEVICE

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ONE CAUSE FOR ICED-UP EVAPORATORS

In the HVACR world, it is not impossible that the designers of a walk-in cooler/freezer to mistakenly chose the wrong FPI (fins per inch) selection for the application you are servicing. Here is a table to reference when you are looking at possible causes of an iced-up coil. With fin spacing too close, frost can easily bridge the gap and quickly reduce air flow through the evaporator.

The proper selection of fins per inch plays a role in maintaining proper humidity levels in the conditioned space as well. The bottom line is this: don’t always assume that the application engineer can’t make a mistake in the selection process. Always look at this factor when troubleshooting your HVACR evaporator problems.

EXCERPT FROM Technical Manual Series available at the ONLINE STORE at RSES.ORG, your HVACR training authority.