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HVAC School - For Techs, By Techs

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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Furnace Sequence Of Operation

Jason Obrzut come on and talks us through his furnace sequence of operation training  Take It Slow, It's Gonna Blow


10 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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The Basic Refrigeration Circuit

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

1hr 15mins

5 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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How to Charge an AC

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


22 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Short #34 - Heat Pumps

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


18 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Commercial Refrigeration for A/C Techs w/ Dick Wirz

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

1hr 11mins

28 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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Leak Detection w John Pastorello

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


2 May 2019

Rank #6

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Heat Pumps, reversing Valves and Defrost

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. 


5 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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Condensing Temperature, Condenser Split and Subcool

In this podcast we talk about  - Condensing Temperture - Heat mode superheat - Heat mode subcooling - Saturation - Condenser Split  and much more


22 Feb 2017

Rank #8

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Pulling a Vacuum 2.0 w/ Jim Bergmann

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


16 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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The Basic Refrigeration Circuit, Pressure & Enthalpy w/ Carter Stanfield

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


4 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Basic Refrigerant Circuit Revisited (Part 1)

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


5 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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Friction Rate and Duct Design w/ Dr. Bailes

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


21 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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Using Volts and Ohms in Diagnosis

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

1hr 13mins

5 Dec 2017

Rank #13

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Prevent Compressor Murder Part 1 w/ Emerson

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


17 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Air Flow - Latent, Sensible, WB, DB, RH and Static

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


16 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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Why A/C Units Freeze w/ Eric Shidell

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


2 Jun 2017

Rank #16

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ECM Motors A-Z w/ Eric Kaiser

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


29 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Measuring Air Flow - Static / Capacity & ECM Motors Part 1 w/ Jim Bergmann

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

1hr 5mins

19 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Short 19 - Superheat, Evaporator vs. Compressor

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


21 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Beacon 2 Refrigeration Talk Through

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


24 Jan 2019

Rank #20