Tech Tips

May 2, 2019

Installing An Economizer

Economizers are needed to allow the system to process outdoor air. If you need to install one on, this video outlines how to install a downflow economizer on the Rheem Renaissance non-communicating platform. The Honeywell JADE Economizer Controller naturally lowers a building’s interior temperature by bringing in outdoor air. Integrated with CO2 sensors, this device provides demand […]

November 30, 2018

Tech Tip: Failed Ignitor

How do you deal with a failed ignitor? Step 1: When testing a silicon carbide hot surface ignitor, disconnect it from the control board and measure the resistance using your multimeter. Step 2: Be sure your multimeter is set to properly measure a resistance of 10 to 200 ohms. Step 3: A good hot surface […]

November 29, 2018

Quick Fixes for Failing Capacitors

Are you tired of constantly dealing with failed capacitors? Rather than waiting on a capacitor to fail, take the precautionary measures for efficient and effective installation: Overheating is the likely cause of capacitor failure. Go the extra mile to ensure that each capacitor has a bleed resistor in place before installation. Identify the MFD rating needed to guarantee the capacitor is […]

October 12, 2018

THREE PHASE SYSTEM AND COMPRESSOR START-UP

On startup, it should be required to have gauges connected.  This is the only way you will know if the compressor is running correctly.  If the compressor is running backwards, the suction pressure will not drop, and discharge pressure will not rise to normal levels.  If compressor is running in backwards, remove power and reverse […]

October 12, 2018

THREE PHASE SYSTEM AND COMPRESSOR START-UP

On startup, it should be required to have gauges connected.  This is the only way you will know if the compressor is running correctly.  If the compressor is running backwards, the suction pressure will not drop, and discharge pressure will not rise to normal levels.  If compressor is running in backwards, remove power and reverse […]