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.

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 […]

October 12, 2018

IS PRIMARY VOLTAGE SET CORRECTLY ON THE TRANSFORMER?

Many 24v control voltage issues on BOTH commercial and residential systems are caused by not correctly setting up the transformer. Problems can be immediate or may surface may years later. Symptoms may include: low control voltage (24v), unit won’t do anything, contactor not pulling in, not being able to program thermostat, and erratic cooling, heating, […]

October 12, 2018

IS PRIMARY VOLTAGE SET CORRECTLY ON THE TRANSFORMER?

Many 24v control voltage issues on BOTH commercial and residential systems are caused by not correctly setting up the transformer. Problems can be immediate or may surface may years later. Symptoms may include: low control voltage (24v), unit won’t do anything, contactor not pulling in, not being able to program thermostat, and erratic cooling, heating, […]

October 12, 2018

WHY DON’T I GET A 20F SPLIT ON THE NEW A/C THAT WAS JUST INSTALLED?

When the Arizona “Monsoon” arrives the A/C systems must work harder because it now needs to remove moisture and heat from the air to COOL the home. There are two types of cooling that occur: Sensible cooling and Latent cooling. SENSIBLE COOLING removes the heat, the heat you can SENSE, out of the air. LATENT […]