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.

December 21, 2017

Air Flow

Author: Brian Baker, HVAC Tech Representative In previous months, the Tech Tips have been about proper charge, superheat and subcooling, gas pressure and proper tools. There is another very important part of a system that we get a lot of calls on, airflow. The calls we get aren’t necessarily about airflow, they are about problems that […]

November 20, 2017

Keeping Homes Comfortable During Colder Months

Author: Brian Baker, HVAC Tech Representative Furnaces and electric heaters are beginning to fire. They are drying out the air in a customer’s home. HVAC is so much more than heating and cooling today. Is every room in a customer’s home comfortable? Do you offer your customers a humidifier? Are you offering products that make your […]

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 […]