In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob is dispatched to a home with water on the basement floor around the air handler. He determines that there is a condensate drain problem and he recommends installation of a condensate pump.
Regardless of your experience, to troubleshoot the system it is essential that you have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of refrigeration - including the principles of superheat and subcooling. You also need to have the right tools and know-how to apply these principles to use the tool quickly and efficiently.
In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, Bob is on a no-cooling call where the a/c system had just been repaired due to a refrigerant leak. Unfortunately, he discovers air in the system because it had not been evacuated.
Are you a technician that needs to do some troubleshooting on a totally dead air conditioning unit? Grab your tools and crank up the can-do attitude. Here are some tips for troubleshooting that air conditioner.
If you want to keep equipment operating in peak condition, make sure you select the proper replacement fan blade when replacing a worn or damaged one. Proper fan blade selection can sometimes get overlooked.
In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, Bob finds a restaurant system that froze solid the previous night because the thermostat was turned down to 55 degrees. Btu Buddy suggests possible solutions to prevent it from happening again.
What exactly is a digital multimeter (DMM) and what can you do with it? How do you make measurements safely? What features do you need? What's the easiest way to get the most out of your meter? These and other questions are answered in this article.
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob goes on a call where an oil furnace won't always start. He discovers heavily sooted electrodes. Btu Buddy assists him in servicing the burner and cleaning the electrodes.