Articles by Brendan Reid

Identify HVAC-Related Moisture Solutions

If there’s an indoor mold problem, all authorities agree that the mold needs to be cleaned up.  However, mold problems can be traced to moisture problems. No moisture, no mold growth.  Identifying and eliminating the underlying moisture source - or other cause of excess humidity - is just as important as mold cleanup. What does this have to do with HVAC? A lot.
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Interpreting Duct Static Pressure

When we last visited with lead installer John and his helper Charlie, they had learned how to measure external static pressure on a new system. They were shocked to measure a high 0.98 inches of water column - and surprised when their trainer asserted the airflow through the unit was probably OK.
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John and Charlie Learn the Hard Way

In this article, two techs find out that there's more to fixing a duct system than meets the eye. They found this out after a battery of leakage, airflow, and pressure tests were performed on the house and duct system on which they'd just finished working on.
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Suggestions, Materials for Duct Leaks

HVAC replacement contractors across the nation are now embracing duct system performance testing and renovation as a value-added service that differentiates them from the 13 SEER pack. Whether you do it voluntarily or are forced into it by code, your company is going to need to get more proficient at selling and delivering duct-repair services.
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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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