Articles Tagged with ''service''

Solutions for Outdoor Wood-fired Furnaces

March 12, 2012
Interest in wood-fired hydronic heating systems continues to rise along with the price of conventional fuel. What kind of solutions are available and how do you handle them?


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Beyond the Flange: Maintaining Chiller Systems

January 23, 2012
While the chiller is typically the most visible part of the system, other key components include chilled and condenser water pumps, cooling towers, heat exchangers, etc. This article focuses on maintaining these components “beyond the flange,” which are found in most typical building comfort cooling applications.


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Work Vehicles Help Contractors Move Business Forward

November 7, 2011
As an industry, whether an HVACR contracting firm is doing service and maintenance or installations, employees need to go to the jobsite to perform their work. Because installers and service technicians have to be on the road for their job, some going to several jobsites in a day, they need vehicles to drive.


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Ice Breaker: The Visual Inspection

November 7, 2011
In many aspects the first part of a job is like detective work — not only does a technician need to identify the problem but he also must determine its root cause. A good initial step is to visually inspect the entire system.


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Provide Service, Then Charge for It

October 24, 2011
Anytime a group of contractors get together, have you noticed that it only takes a few minutes for the conversation to get around to how low-price competitors are making it difficult to do business in their market?


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Ice Breaker: Suction Lines

October 3, 2011
Properly sizing and installing the suction line of a refrigeration system is very important to its overall operation. What happens when they aren’t installed properly and how can you avoid this? 


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Ice Breaker: Fan Cycling Controls

September 5, 2011
Many refrigeration systems are installed using an outdoor air-cooled condenser. When these systems are installed in a climate where the outdoor temperature drops below 60°F, some means of preventing the condensing pressure from dropping too low must be incorporated into its design.
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Switching Sealants to Hybrids

September 5, 2011
Hybrid sealants are drawing more attention from contractors and distributors. According to comments from within the industry solicited by Cliplight Manufacturing, which makes a variety of sealants, there is an interest for sealants that are a combination sealant, drying agent, and dye.
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Costly Repairs are Easy to Avert

Motor Insulation Tests Prevent Breakdowns
August 29, 2011
In the warm summer season, cooling equipment operates at near peak capacity. If that equipment is used for critical building functions, any equipment downtime for whatever reason is unacceptable.
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Btu Buddy 101: Bob Trains Tim on His First Service Call

August 22, 2011
Bob and Tim have arrived at Tim’s first service call. Tim asked Bob, “What is this call all about?” Bob said, “This is a new customer that wants us to take over the maintenance work for this apartment house.”


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