Tech Tips

Tech Tips is another great way that Ferguson HVAC Lyon Conklin brings you more information without leaving your place of business. We have expert staff eager to share articles about the equipment you use. Read about solutions, best practices and user guides for all of your major equipment needs.

July 26, 2019

HOW TO DIAGNOSE A FAILED TXV

XV’s are often misdiagnosed, but this article will help clarify why that happens as well as how to properly diagnose a TXV failure. A TXV can be incorrectly diagnosed if a technician finds a system with low suction pressure and assumes it means low refrigerant. When they add refrigerant, they will see that suction isn’t […]

June 10, 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 […]

March 20, 2019

New WeatherGuard™ III Top for A/C and Heat Pump Models

Trane is introducing the new WeatherGuard™ III Top for all XV20i, XL18i, and XL16i units manufactured in Tyler, Texas. Benefits of this new top design include:  Attractive, low-profile styling and color matched to the DuraTuff™ Basepan  UV inhibitors resist fading and chalking  Louver design reduces icing during severe operating conditions  Concave top and corners effectively […]

June 27, 2018

5 Ways Changing the Compressor Can Save You Money!

When the compressor needs replacing, many homeowners and contractors consider the option of replacing the entire system. Here are 5 reasons why changing the compressor is the more cost-effective option. Less Labor – A single tech can change a compressor, whereas a system change-out requires at least two crew members. No Demolition or Line-Set Replacement […]

May 1, 2018

Open Compressor Windings

To determine if compressor windings are open or shorted, perform this simple test. Measure the Ohms across 3 compressor terminals using an open continuity setting on your multimeter Common to Run should have the lowest resistance Common to Start should have the 2nd largest resistance Run to Start should have the largest resistance In all single-phase […]