Service & Maintenance

Btu Buddy 146: No Cooling Call on a Heat Pump

Bob and Tim were at a no cooling call, the first of the year. They turned the thermostat to cooling and put it on a low setting so the heat pump would come on and stay on. They went to the outdoor unit and felt the leaving air and the piping and Tim said, “The unit is running in the heating mode. I wonder what is going on?”


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Btu Buddy 145: Wrong Part Causes a Problem

Bob and Tim were on their way to a service call at a store that has a frozen heat pump outdoor unit. It is late in the season and the customer called and said, “Our outdoor unit is frozen solid with ice.” After they arrived and talked to the owner, Bob said, “Let’s put the unit through a forced defrost.”


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Boiler Troubleshooting

A Summary of Boiler Tips

With the heating season in full force, it is a good time to review best practices in heating troubleshooting. This article covers boilers. The following information is a summarized section from HVAC Troubleshooting, a guide book published by BSRIA, a test, instruments, research, and consultancy organization headquartered in the UK.


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Btu Buddy 143: Heat Pump with a Noisy Outdoor Fan

Bob and Tim were on their way to a service call on a heat pump. The homeowners are complaining about noise at the outdoor unit. When Bob and Tim arrived, the homeowners explained that the heat pump for upstairs is beside the house in a wooded area. It is under their upstairs bedroom window and it became loud last night.


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Online Mold Training Offered for HVAC Contractors, Plumbers, Other Contractors

Trainers Also Available to Travel to Conduct In-Depth Mold Training and Certification Seminar

The Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) announced that it is now providing online certified mold inspector and certified mold remediator training and certification for HVAC contractors, plumbers, and other contractors so that they can effectively find and eliminate toxic mold growth in customers’ homes and workplaces.


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