Tech Tips

Tech Tips is another great way that Ferguson HVAC EastWest 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.

September 30, 2019

Installation Check List

The installation is done!  There have been many hours spent bidding the job, rounding up all the materials needed, getting the equipment, and installing the system.  The customer pays you thousands of dollars, you should make sure the job is done correctly the first time, not only for their benefit but for your bottom line […]

September 30, 2019

Installation Check List

The installation is done!  There have been many hours spent bidding the job, rounding up all the materials needed, getting the equipment, and installing the system.  The customer pays you thousands of dollars, you should make sure the job is done correctly the first time, not only for their benefit but for your bottom line […]

July 19, 2019

Properly Mounting a Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV) Bulb

Most manufacturers ship the TXV sensing bulb attached to the suction line of the coil.  This is to prevent the sensing bulb capillary tube from breaking in shipment. To properly install the coil, set it in place on the top, bottom or side of the furnace. Completely cover the TXV with cold rags or brazing […]

July 19, 2019

Brazing Tip

Always run a slight amount of nitrogen through your copper lines as you braze.  This prevents oxidation and solder ash that will contaminate your system, block your TXV’s and clog your filter driers.  Just a very small amount (1/4 pound) of nitrogen running through the lines as you braze will keep your system clean and […]

July 19, 2019

Pulling A Vacuum

When pulling a vacuum, always pull the first vacuum with the schrader cores out of the king valves.  This will remove any debris that could contaminate your system.  Then, install the schrader cores and pull a final vacuum.  Don’t forget to change your vacuum pump oil regularly.