Start Capacitors for HVAC Compressors - HVAC single phase compressors always come hooked up to a run capacitor. This helps the compressor when it is running however, very few HVAC compressors come with a start capacitor. Most HVAC technicians know HVAC compressors pull a lot of amps on start up. This large amperage draw on start up is referred to technically as locked rotor amps or inrush current. It can be as much as 40,000 watts or more of pure power to get an HVAC compressor started. (more…)
HVAC Jobs and Careers - So you want to become an HVAC Technician and want to know how to find a successful career? It’s not easy but here’s some help for you. First of all, you need a good foundation of the basics and it would help if you understood the different types of jobs you can find by pursuing a career in HVAC. (more…)
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