MeasureQuick is Coming Soon! Tick-Tock..... 3 weeks until the first release of (mQ) MeasureQuick A/C, and yes for those of you that know Stephen Rardon, this might also be the day that his head explodes! The team has been burning the midnight oil for 9 months, building the next generation of HVAC … [Read more...] about Improve Your Field IQ with mQ!
Vacuum leaks have led more than one technician deep down the rabbit hole, wasting hours upon hours, pressurizing the system with nitrogen—or nitrogen and a trace gas—leak testing with electronic leak detectors, and soap bubbles, removing panels to check evaporators, condensers, and other … [Read more...] about Identifying True Leaks in a Vacuum
The purpose of evacuation is degassing and dehydration, which often leads technicians to think that they can simply pull any moisture from the dryer during the evacuation process without the need to change it—a potentially very costly mistake. Let me start by saying we are in the service business, … [Read more...] about Can You Pull Moisture from a Filter Dryer with a Vacuum Pump?
Have you ever wondered why your old refrigerator never needs service, gauges installed, and can run for 30 years that way maybe only needing an occasional cleaning of the condenser? For crying out loud, utilities are buying these old energy hogs through some programs because they never seem to die. … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls of Bad Vacuum Gauge Placement
As a primer to this post, I would not have done the evacuation quite this way, with multiple pulldown and isolations at 500 microns, the goal was to demonstrate the characteristics of a system with moisture and to prove that "hitting 500 microns" is not enough. Hitting 500 microns in no way shape … [Read more...] about Why Hitting 500 Microns is Not Enough!
Anyone that has ever picked up a vacuum pump has asked or been asked this question, and to be truthful it is like asking "How many licks will it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" In the words of the wise old owl, "The world may never know." Modern day evacuation techniques … [Read more...] about How Long Should You Evacuate a System?
Hey! Before you read all the exciting news, PLEASE like and Follow MeasureQUICK! Thank-you! AccuTools and MeasureQUICK have partnered to built a new stand-alone application for the BluVac+ Professional gauge, and we are looking for beta testers that own the BluVac+ Professional or are in the market … [Read more...] about AccuTools BluVac App open for beta testing
Every decision that a technician makes should be based upon a measurement. Sadly, many times the only decision is simply to make or not make the measurement itself. Technicians, contractors, or owners might realize months, years, or even decades later that they have been missing key measurements, … [Read more...] about Teaching is in our blood. It’s what we do.