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The thought of unknown and unplanned HVAC related costs can be intimidating. Service rates, replacement parts and systems have a wide range of costs, making it difficult for the homeowner to budget ahead of time. HVAC-related costs can typically be broken down into three categtories:
When you are called out for a system repair, there may be a discussion of whether or not the system needs replacing; or how long the system will continue to last. Things you should discuss with the homeowner include the age of the system, the cost of potential repairs, if they have been experiencing a jump in their utility bills, the efficiency of their system, and how long they plan to live in the home. All of these can have an impact on their decision of when to replace the system so it’s important to have an open discussion about their options.
The more electricity or fuel the household uses, the higher their utility bill will be. So, to cut utility bills, you have to reduce the amount of energy that the home uses. In relation to their HVAC system, here are a few ways you can help educate your homeowner on how to maintain lower energy usage:
The Rheem Contractor app provides the tools you need and has content designed to make your work as a Rheem heating and air contractor or plumber easier. Contractors will have access to learning resources and Rheem product information to help make the best decisions about equipment replacement or repair. The app is also an integrated part of Rheem’s Innovation Learning Centers, providing training materials and documents, interactive exercises, testing, and more – both onsite and after training.
With the app and eligible equipment, you can:
Ensure an easy install
The app is required for setup and commissioning of the Endeavor line products with Bluetooth® technology.
Access Product Technical Support
The app also offers powerful support for all Rheem products, with the new Product Technical Support design, it makes it easier to use and more accurate than ever.
Track warranty information
Click here to download the Rheem Contractor app.
HVAC monitoring helps you stay connected to customers, so they can always get in touch when they need you most.
HVAC monitoring 1, now on all Nest thermostats, looks out for issues with a customer’s heating and cooling system and sends an alert if something doesn’t seem right. They can also get alerts when it’s time for routine maintenance. And when they need help, it’s easy for them to find and book a Nest Pro for the job.
Keeps you connected to the user for the entire lifespan of the product: Every alert is a business card. When your pro ID is attached, we show you every alert. Your name, email and phone number are in every alert
Access to new customers: Many Nest thermostats don’t have a pro attached. Those users get connected to you through the HVAC check-up on Handy and when in the home, you can enter your Pro ID to be their contact for life.
Taking the hassle out of booking management: You get to focus on what you do best – With Handy we offer false positive guarantees, 24 hour customer support, cancellation management and more
Being part of HVAC Monitoring is easy. Just follow these steps:
Remember to add your Pro ID on every thermostat you install, so customers can get in touch when they need you – and you can build relationships that last. Plus, sign up for HVAC monitoring through Handy 2. It gives your customers an easy way to book online, and gives you the opportunity to get more qualified leads, even in the shoulder seasons.
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Using the specifications of the fan blade is the best way to determine the correct horsepower for a replacement condenser fan motor. The diameter, angle and number of fan blades, along with the RPM of the motor, are the pieces of information necessary to make this determination.
Let’s look at the following scenario. You are diagnosing a unit and have determined that it is in need of a new condenser fan motor. The failed motor is 1/5 HP and 1140 RPM. The fan blade seems to be in good shape so you have no plans to replace it. So you should just replace the failed motor with a motor of the same size, right? Well, not exactly. It is always best to check the specs on the fan blade before replacing the condenser fan motor on any unit, and especially on older models. In this case, the original was a four blade 18” fan with a 27 degree angle – but you don’t know that. All you can do is measure the current fan and it is a four blade 18” fan with a 30 degree angle.
By looking at this chart, you can determine the correct horsepower for the replacement motor based on the specification of the fan blade.
The original was a four blade 18” fan with 27 degree angle (1140 RPM motor) and was replaced at some time with the current four blade 18” fan blade having an angle of 30 degrees (1140 RPM motor). Therefore a larger horsepower motor (1/4 HP) is needed.
When the compressor needs replacing, many homeowners and contractors consider the option of replacing the entire system. Here are 5 reasons why changing the compressor is the more cost-effective option.
Pressure switches are an inexpensive way to keep a compressor from running in adverse pressure situations, either low or high. Whether it be a dirty filter, system restriction or system leak, shutting down the compressor before it damages itself can save the homeowner and you a lot of time and money. Ferguson carries Supco pressure switches for both R-22 and R-410A applications.
|PART #||RLA @ 240VAC||RLA @ 120VAC||LEAD LENGTH||TOLERANCE||CLOSE PSI||OPEN PSI|
|SSFC210275||2.9A||5.8A||18”||+/- 15 PSI||275||210|
|SSFC300400||2.9A||5.8A||18”||+/- 15 PSI||400||300|
To ensure the accurate tightness of fittings, it is important to use a torque wrench when installing mini-splits. In heat pump applications, the expansion and contraction of the suction and liquid lines tends to weaken the flare connections. To make sure you have a strong connection, flare connections should be made as follows.
First, set the flare in place and then add the fitting that will hold the flare.
Then, tighten the fitting by hand to set it in place.
Finally, tighten the fitting with the torque wrench in one hand while holding the fitting with a wrench in the other hand. Be sure to hold the torque wrench by the handle at the end of the wrench. This will allow for proper leverage to tighten the wrench and you will feel and hear a click when the flare is tightened completely.
By following these steps you will be able to tighten your flare connections properly to prevent leakage.