Tech Tips

Tech Tips is another great way that Ferguson HVAC East West Air brings you more information without leaving your place of business. We have expert staff eager to share articles about the equipment you use. Read about solutions, best practices and user guides for all of your major equipment needs.

October 30, 2017

Monitoring Gas in Your Heating Unit

Author: Brian Baker, HVAC Tech Representative Are you replacing a system with a failed heat exchanger?  Why did that heat exchanger fail?  Did you put a gas system in this past summer without checking the heating side of the system? Is your gas furnace or gas package unit over firing or under firing? For some reason […]

October 30, 2017

Staying Busy and Profitable During The Slower Months

Author: Brian Baker, HVAC Tech Representative Those summer heat service calls are calming down.  Make every service call count.  How will you stay busy and keep the money coming in during the slow season?  What are fast, easy, profitable things you can sell?  Here are some ways to stay busy and make that money others are […]

October 30, 2017

3 Methods To Charge A System

Author: Brian Baker, HVAC Tech Representative There are three methods used to charge a system: weigh in method, superheat and subcool. 1. Weigh in Method Determine the proper weight of the charge from the data plate on the condensing unit. This will usually include enough refrigerant for the standard evaporator coil and 15 feet of line […]

October 30, 2017

Sequence of Operation – Gas Furnaces

Author: Brian Baker, HVAC Tech Representative Knowing the sequence of operation of a gas furnace will save time and money on troubleshooting calls.  We see time and time again, that technicians order multiple parts to repair a gas furnace.  Did the gas valve, control board, ignitor, and limit switch really all fail at the same time?  […]

July 22, 2016

Determining Gas Furnace BTUH Output: Clocking the Gas Meter

These eight easy steps will determine the BTUH output of a gas furnace. Step 1: Determine the BTUH content of a cubic foot of natural gas. This information is available from your local gas supplier. If the actual heat content of the gas cannot be obtained, use a default value of 1,050 BTU per cubic […]