As heat energy is removed from a substance, its molecular activity will decrease; as heat energy is added, its molecular activity will increase. The intensity of this molecular activity affects the temperature of the substance.
The information is out in cyberspace when you need it, but you have to be willing to go get it. Becoming proficient in finding information when you need it can save you time and frustration on many jobs.
One common access valve initially used is some type of saddle valve. These valves are convenient and generally easy to install, but they are not usually considered to be a long-term type of valve and generally should not be left on a system permanently.
Keeping a system clean, dry, and tight really comes down to service technicians and how they handle installing or servicing a system. Here are some basic installation and service procedures that will ensure we always leave a system clean, dry, and tight.
The next time you’re faced with a choice of whether you should take some extra time and additional measurements, do the right thing. Take the time to do it right and find the true problem the first time.
All of the components may be operational, but are they adjusted and working properly as a complete system? A professional installation will include a thorough inspection of the system as a complete unit.
Not only do repeat failures take away from the contractor’s profit margin, they also tarnish a company’s professional image. Finding the cause and repairing it not only keeps the customer happy, it keeps the contractor profitable.
There is a vast selection of refrigerants, and sometimes a technician has a choice in selecting a refrigerant for a particular system. Knowing some of the basic properties of refrigerants can assist a technician in making that selection.
In this issue, we announced the Dealer Design Award winners — products recognized for their exceptional innovation in making contractors’ jobs easier. We also look at supermarkets, c-stores, and restaurants. They are notoriously tough business sectors, but contractors can help operators by providing the right equipment and services.
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