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Save Yourself Time at the Job Site Pulling a proper vacuum is essential to making sure the life of the equipment meets its full potential. With today’s technology, we also accomplish this at a faster rate with large diameter, vacuum rated hoses; and a well-maintained quality vacuum pump. Here are four things you can do […]
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 […]
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 […]
The R-410A flare tool will create a defined 45 degree angle in the copper so it will seal tightly against the flare fitting. Older flare tools will not create a tight seal. When installing mini-splits, flares are required on each end of the line set to connect the evaporator and condenser. Since R-410A is a […]
To ensure the accurate tightness of fittings, it is important to use a torque wrench when installing mini-splits. In heat pump applications, the expansion and contraction of the suction and liquid lines tends to weaken the flare connections. To make sure you have a strong connection, flare connections should be made as follows. First, set […]