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Real training for HVAC ( Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Technicians. Including recorded tech training, interviews, diagnostics and general conversations about the trade.

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Real training for HVAC ( Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Technicians. Including recorded tech training, interviews, diagnostics and general conversations about the trade.

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By sheao777 - May 18 2020
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Appreciate you taking the time to share all this info! I’m Ron Burgundy?

Great Informative Podcast

By Allds012 - Nov 14 2019
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One of the best I’ve listened too. Great job guys

iTunes Ratings

603 Ratings
Average Ratings
564
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10
6
3

Thank you!

By sheao777 - May 18 2020
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Appreciate you taking the time to share all this info! I’m Ron Burgundy?

Great Informative Podcast

By Allds012 - Nov 14 2019
Read more
One of the best I’ve listened too. Great job guys
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HVAC School - For Techs, By Techs

Latest release on Jul 09, 2020

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Real training for HVAC ( Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Technicians. Including recorded tech training, interviews, diagnostics and general conversations about the trade.

Rank #1: Furnace Sequence Of Operation

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Jason Obrzut come on and talks us through his furnace sequence of operation training 

Take It Slow, It's Gonna Blow

Jan 10 2019

41mins

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Rank #2: The Basic Refrigeration Circuit

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In this episode of the HVAC School Podcast we talk about the basic refrigerant circuit, the compressor, Condenser, metering device, evaporator and lines. 

Oct 05 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #3: How to Charge an AC

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Greg of AC Service Tech on YouTube joins me on the podcast to talk refrigerant charging as well as his excellent new book

Aug 22 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: Short #34 - Heat Pumps

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In this episode Bryan speed talks through all the basics of a heatpump and how it functions.

Dec 18 2018

15mins

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Rank #5: Commercial Refrigeration for A/C Techs w/ Dick Wirz

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Dick Wirz, author of "Commercial Refrigeration for Air Conditioning Technicians" talks about making the switch to refrigeration, Evaporator split, defrost and more...

Aug 28 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #6: Leak Detection w John Pastorello

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John Pastorello from Refrigeration Technologies is back on the podcast to talk leak detection procedures from start to finish.

May 02 2019

54mins

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Rank #7: Heat Pumps, reversing Valves and Defrost

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In this episode Bryan talks about heat pumps, reversing valves, defrost, common issues, checking charge in heat mode and diagnosing the dreaded bypassing reversing valve. 

Dec 05 2016

1hr

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Rank #8: Condensing Temperature, Condenser Split and Subcool

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In this podcast we talk about 

- Condensing Temperture

- Heat mode superheat

- Heat mode subcooling

- Saturation

- Condenser Split 

and much more

Feb 22 2017

32mins

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Rank #9: Pulling a Vacuum 2.0 w/ Jim Bergmann

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We talk evacuation, conductance speed, microns, core removal, decay rate and all that other nerdy vacuum stuff with Jim Bergmann

Aug 16 2018

55mins

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Rank #10: The Basic Refrigeration Circuit, Pressure & Enthalpy w/ Carter Stanfield

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Carter Stanfield, co-author of Fundamentals of HVACR talks the entire refrigerant circuit as well as reading and plotting a pressure enthalpy diagram

Sep 04 2017

54mins

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Rank #11: Basic Refrigerant Circuit Revisited (Part 1)

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Part 1 -Bert (Kalos Tech) and Keiran (Kalos Apprentice) join Bryan in studio to talk through the basic refrigerant circuit and how it functions. They talk compressor, condenser, metering device and evaporator as well as the four lines and the states of the refrigerant as it travels

Jun 05 2018

40mins

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Rank #12: Friction Rate and Duct Design w/ Dr. Bailes

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This episode is very exciting to me because we get to have Dr. Allison Bailes on the show to talk about friction rate and duct design. 

To find out more about everything Dr. Bailes has to say about building performance and duct design visit his site at 

https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog

Nov 21 2018

37mins

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Rank #13: Using Volts and Ohms in Diagnosis

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We look at voltage and resistance, specifically using a voltmeter and an ohmmeter for diagnosis as well as a discussion of voltage drop.

Dec 05 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: Prevent Compressor Murder Part 1 w/ Emerson

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We talk with Trevor Matthews with Emerson about causes of air conditioning and refrigeration compressor failure and the causes Verifying System Operation Sheet from Emerson http://hvacrschool.com/EmersonVerify Diagnosing Compressor Failures from Emerson http://hvacrschool.com/CompFailures

Apr 17 2018

36mins

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Rank #15: Air Flow - Latent, Sensible, WB, DB, RH and Static

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In this episode Bryan talks a bit about the air side of the system including latent and sensible, Relative Humidity, Wet Bulb, Dry Bulb and static pressure

Feb 16 2017

46mins

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Rank #16: Why A/C Units Freeze w/ Eric Shidell

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In this episode of HVAC School Bryan talks with Eric Shidell about the most causes of system freeze up and some of the things you can do about it

Jun 02 2017

59mins

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Rank #17: ECM Motors A-Z w/ Eric Kaiser

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Eric joins us again and this time we are talking ECM motor types, history, diagnosis and failure prevention

Aug 29 2019

44mins

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Rank #18: Measuring Air Flow - Static / Capacity & ECM Motors Part 1 w/ Jim Bergmann

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In this episode Jim Bergmann covers static pressure, measuring delivered capacity and ECM motor considerations

Jul 19 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: Short 19 - Superheat, Evaporator vs. Compressor

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We cover why both compressor and evaporator superheat matter as well as address some common confusion related to each.

Aug 21 2018

12mins

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Rank #20: Beacon 2 Refrigeration Talk Through

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In this service manual talk through episode we discuss the Heatcraft Beacon 2 refrigeration system and what it entails

Jan 24 2019

32mins

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How to Effectively Choose and Use Test Instruments

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Bill Spohn w/ TruTech joins us to talk about why being “approximately correct” is better than being “exactly wrong” and how that applies to test instruments

Jul 09 2020

1hr 6mins

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Going Deep on IAQ Sensors and Instruments

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Jul 02 2020

56mins

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VRF and VRV Piping and Installation Overview

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Jordan Cummings is back and we discuss some of the most important points in the proper installation of VRF / VRV systems and especially piping best practices.

Jun 25 2020

1hr 18mins

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Time Management for HVAC Techs

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Bryan and Eric Mele have a relaxed conversation on how to manage time on the job and in life

Jun 18 2020

55mins

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Suction Line Traps - Short #97

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Jun 16 2020

12mins

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Preventing and Overcoming Price Objections - Short #96

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Jun 09 2020

21mins

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Disappearing Latent Capacity - Short #95

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May 26 2020

15mins

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Demand Cooling in Low Temp R22 w/ Jeremy Smith

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May 21 2020

31mins

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Low Voltage Electrical Basics

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May 14 2020

57mins

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Impacts of Compression Changes - Short #94

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Bryan talks through the impacts of altering compression and airflow and some of the ramifications

May 12 2020

16mins

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Superheat and Subcooling Basics

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We ONCE AGAIN talk superheat and subcooling to help people who struggle with the concept get a better grasp on it

May 07 2020

46mins

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Psychrometric Basics

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Bryan and Kaleb talk about the properties of air and discuss dry bulb, wet bulb, dew point, and relative humidity

Apr 30 2020

42mins

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A Huge Pricing Mistake - Short #93

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Many contractors confuse markup with margin and it can lead to the difference between being profitable and losing it all.

Apr 28 2020

10mins

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A Frank UV discussion w/ Ron Saunders from Fresh-Aire UV

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Ron comes on and answers questions about UVC and pulls no punches

Apr 23 2020

1hr 1min

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Q&A with Richard, Ross and Evan Trethewey

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In this free-flowing conversation, Trethewey talk about growing up with This Old House, what the show is like behind the scenes, what Rich misses about the past, what the future holds for the trade and some nerdy specifics between Bryan and Ross. 

Thanks to Richard, Ross & Evan for making this happen. Check out the This old House Podcast “ClearStory” on your favorite podcast player 

TE2 Engineering

RST Thermal

Apr 19 2020

52mins

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Blower Doors ACH50 vs. Natural Infiltration

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We are joined by two of the great air and infiltration expert minds of our time, Gary Nelson and Steve Rogers from TEC (The Energy Conservatory) to talk about blower door testing and how it compares to real-life infiltration.

Apr 16 2020

58mins

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Keeping your Scruples when Selling IAQ - Short #92

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Apr 14 2020

12mins

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Real Indoor Air Quality w/ Nikki from UltraAire

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Nikki joins us to talk about how humidity impacts indoor health and some ways to really make our indoor air more healthy

Apr 09 2020

39mins

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Manometers - Short #91

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Apr 07 2020

17mins

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Is The Future of Air Conditioning Self Contained Propane Chillers?

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Michael Housh and Jim Bergmann join Bryan to look into the crystal ball and design the PERFECT residential system

Apr 02 2020

44mins

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iTunes Ratings

603 Ratings
Average Ratings
564
20
10
6
3

Thank you!

By sheao777 - May 18 2020
Read more
Appreciate you taking the time to share all this info! I’m Ron Burgundy?

Great Informative Podcast

By Allds012 - Nov 14 2019
Read more
One of the best I’ve listened too. Great job guys