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  • Optimizing Your Electric Motor Supply Chain

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: HVAC Motor Supply

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      Chris Beaton is the owner of eMotors Direct, an online electric motor retailer revolutionizing the way HVAC Technicians purchase their motor replacements. Their 45 years of experience, a team of motor experts, and access to North America's leading brands put a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips.   Optimizing Your Electric…

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  • Troubleshooting and Replacing an HVAC Motor

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: HVAC Motor Replacement

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    Chris Beaton is the owner of eMotors Direct, an online electric motor retailer revolutionizing the way HVAC Technicians purchase their motor replacements. Their 45 years of experience, a team of motor experts, and access to North America's leading brands put a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips.       Troubleshooting and Replacing…

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  • How HVAC Motors Work

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: Motors

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    Chris Beaton is the owner of eMotors Direct, an online electric motor retailer revolutionizing the way HVAC Technicians purchase their motor replacements. Their 45 years of experience, a team of motor experts, and access to North America's leading brands put a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips.     How HVAC Motors…

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  • Factors To Consider When Choosing Employment

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: Skilled Trades Employment

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    Factors To Consider When Choosing Employment When choosing employment in the skilled trades, there are many factors to consider.  Pay scale, benefits, work environment, etc.  On this episode of the HVAC Know It All Podcast we discuss a few of these and how to find the right employer.   Subscribe to the HVAC…

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  • Internal Scroll Compressor Protection w/Don Gillis

    Gary McCreadie |

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    Internal Scroll Compressor Protection w/Don Gillis On this episode of the HVAC Know It All Podcast we talk to Don Gillis from Emerson.  We discuss Don's experience volunteering on the assembly line building compressors and internal scroll compressor protection.   Subscribe to the HVAC Know It All app  Follow HVAC Know It All on…

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  • Reputation Marketing and Online Reviews To Grow Your Business w/Shawn Hill

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: Reputation Marketing

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    Reputation Marketing and Online Reviews To Grow Your Business w/Shawn Hill On this episode of the HVAC Know Know It Podcast we discuss reputation marketing with Shawn Hill from NiceJob, which is a fairly new concept.  It involves growing your skilled trades business by generating a great online reputation and marketing that…

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  • The Ins And Outs Of Superheat w/Jamie Kitchen

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: Superheat

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    The Ins And Outs Of Superheat w/Jamie Kitchen On this episode of the HVAC Know It All Podcast we take a deep dive into superheat with Jamie Kitchen from Danfoss.     Subscribe to the HVAC Know It All app  Follow HVAC Know It All on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn and LISTEN to the HVAC Know…

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  • Why HVAC Companies Need to Focus on Reputation Marketing

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: HVAC Business Owners

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    Why HVAC Companies Need to Focus on Reputation Marketing Reputation marketing is the process of using your company’s reputation to market your business to new leads. It is also about acquiring and amplifying positive brand content to use your reputation as a promotional asset in marketing campaigns. It combines elements of…

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  • Indoor Air Monitoring To Increase IAQ

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: IAQ , Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

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    Gary McCreadie is an HVAC tech, the creator of hvacknowitall.com and the HVAC Know It All Podcast Indoor Air Monitoring To Increase IAQ Preface: This article with embedded podcasts was designed to educate contractors on indoor air quality and indoor air quality monitoring.  Please use this article as a tool to educate your customers, help them stay…

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  • Geothermal Heat Pump Basics

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: Geothermal , heat pump

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    Matthew Showers is an HVAC service technician, performing work in both the residential and commercial fields.  His specialty is in inverter and communicating systems.  Follow Matt on Instagram  Many of you in the industry have heard of geothermal heat pumps: you may have also heard of the many potential benefits they offer,…

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  • Cracked Heat Exchangers In Furnaces: What Should We Do?

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: heat exchanger cracks

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    Matthew Showers is an HVAC service technician, performing work in both the residential and commercial fields.  His specialty is in inverter and communicating systems.  Follow Matt on Instagram  As heating season gets underway for many of us, we will inevitably find heat exchanger cracks in furnaces, whether in someone’s home or…

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  • The Refrigeration Cycle Explained

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: Refrigeration Cycle

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    Gary McCreadie is an HVAC tech, the creator of hvacknowitall.com and the HVAC Know It All Podcast Refrigeration Cycle Explained To set this up properly, I really should bring up the first time I put some lackadaisical thought into refrigeration or air conditioning.  I was a young teen walking by the side…

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  • Industrial Refrigeration - Oil Loss In Screw Compressors

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: Industrial Refrigeration , Screw Compressors

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    Joshua Rees is an industrial refrigeration technician, father of six beautiful children and a husband to his beautiful wife Jessica.  Joshua has been in the industry since sixteen and started his career in the commercial HVAC/R industry.  During a conversation with some of my peers, the subject was brought up about oil loss in screw…

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  • Troubleshooting Gas Fired Ignition Problems

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: burner ignition problems

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    Gary McCreadie is an HVAC tech, the creator of hvacknowitall.com and the HVAC Know It All Podcast This short podcast also covers this burner repair in detail   The Problem This heating tip was generated from some on site aggravation while repairing a burner.  During the initial preventative maintenance, it was discovered that the 1st…

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  • A General Guide To HVAC/R Troubleshooting

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: hvac troubleshooting

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    Gary McCreadie is an HVAC tech, the creator of hvacknowitall.com and the HVAC Know It All Podcast A General Guide To HVAC/R Troubleshooting This is a general guide to HVAC/R troubleshooting.  We won't be getting into specifics that involve local codes, OEM procedures and guidelines or in-depth analysis of things like static…

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  • Installing Service Valves For Self Contained Reach-In Coolers and Freezers

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: Reach in cooler , Reach in freezer

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    Gary McCreadie is an HVAC tech, the creator of hvacknowitall.com and the HVAC Know It All Podcast When working on small, self contained reach in coolers and freezers, you’ll notice many of them are not equipped with service access valves for testing, evacuation and recovery.  This makes it difficult to troubleshoot if…

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  • The Science Of Evacuation And On Site Pull Down

    Gary McCreadie | | Categories: Evacuation , Pulling A Vacuum

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    Gary McCreadie is an HVAC tech, the creator of hvacknowitall.com and the HVAC Know It All Podcast The science on how we pull an evacuation on air conditioning and refrigeration systems has changed over the years.  Back in the day, technicians would purge refrigerant through the system to remove air, moisture…

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  • Alternative Refrigerants For The HVAC Industry

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: Alternative Refrigerants , HVAC know it all , Low GWP Refrigerants

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    Matthew Showers is an HVAC service technician, performing work in both the residential and commercial fields.  His specialty is in inverter and communicating systems.  Follow Matt on Instagram  As environmental regulations change, manufacturers of HVAC equipment are being forced to find refrigerants that are not only environmentally safe, but also perform…

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  • Converged Systems: A Brief Overview

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: Air conditioning , Converged system , heat pump

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    Matthew Showers is an HVAC service technician, performing work in both the residential and commercial fields.  His specialty is in inverter and communicating systems.  Follow Matt on Instagram  As the world gravitates to higher efficient equipment, manufacturers are looking to create solutions that are both effective, but also practical from a…

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  • How To Stop Turning Wrenches (And Grow Your Business)

    HVAC KNOW IT ALL | | Categories: Businnes Growth , Skilled Trades Business

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      Patrick Lange is an experienced HVAC specific business broker with Business Modification Group.  Most HVAC businesses start with an ambitious and talented technician that dared to take the leap and open their own shop. Somewhere along the way, they will get frustrated and realize their income is capped by the hours…

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