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Replace HVAC Compressor for Air Conditioner Repair


Replace HVAC Compressor for Air Conditioner Repair Decision | HVAC Refrigeration Question

Replace HVAC Compressor for Air Conditioner Repair – Question – Richard – I am an HVAC technician and have read all of your articles on refrigeration and compressors. Great information and it has helped to hone my skills and offer better service for my customers. Thanks! I was wondering what your experience is with replacing compressors. How do you arrive at the decision to replace a compressor technically speaking of course? Do you recommend repairing the air conditioner by replacing the compressor or replacing the central air conditioner? I look forward to reading your answer. Brett Des Moines, WA


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Air Conditioner Sequence of Operation | HVAC Cooling


Air Conditioner Sequence of Operation | HVAC Cooling

Air Conditioner Sequence of OperationAir Conditioner Sequence of Operation – When a technician is troubleshooting an air conditioner problem it is important that the technician understands the sequence of operation for that equipment. When there is a problem with the equipment, including air conditioners, the technician will know the problem if the equipment or air conditioner does not follow the sequence of operation. Sometimes it is that easy and other times it is not that easy when troubleshooting any type of HVAC equipment. However, it is important to understand the sequence of operation for an air conditioner so the technician can troubleshoot the air conditioner system.


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Evaporator Coil for Heat Pumps & Air Conditioners | HVAC Refrigeration


Old Evaporator Coil in a Rooftop Air ConditionerEvaporator Coil for Heat Pumps & Air Conditioners – the evaporator is responsible for absorbing heat into the coils and the refrigerant. The evaporator is an essential component of vapor compression refrigeration. This is usually done as result of passing air or water over the evaporator coil where a heat exchange process takes place. Heat leaves the air or water (whatever medium is used) and is absorbed into the coil and the liquid refrigerant. As more and more heat is absorbed by the evaporator coil and the refrigerant again changes state from a liquid to a refrigerant vapor. By the time the refrigerant leaves the evaporator coil the refrigerant should be all vapor and ready to be received again by the refrigeration compressor.


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Refrigeration Pressure Switches | HVAC Systems


Refrigeration Pressure Switches | HVAC Systems

What you will learn from this article:
1) the question from one our readers – What are refrigeration pressure switches and how pressure switches protect the refrigeration circuit.
2) All about high pressure refrigeration switches
3) All about low pressure refrigeration switches
4) benefits of refrigeration pressure switches
5) Lots of related links to help you learn more

Richard – What are pressure switches used for in refrigeration circuits and how do pressure switches protect the system from further damage?

Refrigeration Pressure Switches

Thanks for the question and for being a reader of High Performance HVAC! First there two types of basic refrigeration switches in the typical high grade residential system. I say high grade because not every refrigeration system in air conditioners and heat pumps have switches to protect the refrigeration system.


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2011 Proposed Increase in SEER – EER – AFUE – HSPF


10 SEER units cannot be purchased in the US any longer. The new standard as mandated by the Department of Energy as of January 2006 is 13 SEER. This 30 percent increase in efficiency from 10 SEER requires a change out of the inside coil. In 2011 the Senate is proposing a new SEER and AFUE standard that will be based on where you reside in the USA. The country will be split up into three regions. Northern, Southern, and the Southwestern regions with each region having different efficiency standards. The proposed efficiency standards for each region are as follows:


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You can add energy savings by placing a blanket wrap insulation around your water heaters. Additionally, for electric water heaters, you can have a timer added to the power circuit to turn the water heater off in times when there is no usage. For example: Set the timer to turn the water heater off from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Most timers can be customized and set for different times so that the water heater is turned off for most of the day and night. This, along with the insulation (which will keep the water hotter longer), can save in energy usage and your energy costs.

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