Category Archives: A/C and Heat Pump Products

Air Conditioning Testing for Energy Auditors – 6/5/15 Pittsburgh class

testing airflow with a testo 416

Date and time: Friday, June 5th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

CCI Center
64 South 14th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Instructors: Bill Spohn & Rhett Major

more info contact: info@deawp.org

4 BPI CEU’s have been approved for this course.

The course will cover methods to test residential AC systems for their relative efficiency (both unit and total system efficiency) with out the need to attach pressure gauges to the refrigerant lines.

Using simple techniques, and some more complex, with a variety of tools, we will explore the options of testing system airflow, total external static pressure, and dry bulb and wet bulb temperature changes to determine if air conditioners are operating within normal parameters, or should be referred for service.

The course will include both classroom training on the basics of the refrigeration cycle, airflow testing methods, and Enthalpy change, and will include hands on testing of an air conditioning system to measure airflow, and both sensible and latent heat change.

Written Handouts from Tru Tech Tools(AC Performance worksheet, Enthalpy Tables, etc.), will help provide the basis for our testing.

FEES: DEAWP current members:$195.00,   Non-member:$245.00 (Ask about membership options)
Course price includes lunch!

Contact – Rhett Major to register – theenergydoctor@comcast.net  or 724-863-5986!

Or mail your contact info and check to:

The Energy Doctor
1739 Guffey Rd.
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

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The Service Assistant by Field Diagnostic Systems Inc.

Introducing one of the most advanced tools EVER to hit the HVACR market:

fielddiagnosticshvacserviceasstThe Service Assistant by Field Diagnostic Systems Inc.

The true power of the Service Assistant by Field Diagnostic Services is readily apparent when you review the reports that are possible.

Commercial Green Report

Executive Report Commercial (2)

Residential Exec Summary

Service Assistant Brochure

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Introduction to Home Performance for Heating Contractors

UPDATED: 12-14-12

Hap Haven just delivered an OUTSTANDING webinar on the topic of An Introduction to Home Performance for Heating Contractors.

You can watch a recording HERE or download a copy of the slides here-> INTRO TO HP – HVAC.

Fasten your seatbelts and take this fast-paced ride into the newest billion dollar industry. Home Performance is uniquely suited for the heating & AC contractor. That’s because you have already mastered many of the most important components. Come learn how Home Performance and HVAC overlap, how to expand your business in a flat market and how to position yourself for the future.

As part of this webinar you will:
1) See a brief history of Home Performance and whole house thinking
2) Understand how an Energy Audit leads to more sales
3) Get an overview of the cool tools used in the industry
4) Learn how to talk to a heater

FOR more webinars by TruTech Tools, LTD go to http://www.TruTechTools.com/webinars

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What’s HOT in the TOOL world! – Bill Spohn to speak at ACCA Western-PA meeting – Oct. 4

Bill Spohn from TruTech Tools will be demonstrating what’s new in the world of HVACR tools and test instruments.

Also presenting will be representatives from Ritchie/Yellow Jacket, Hilti Tools, and United Rentals.
And meet the “Student of the Month” from Triangle Tech!

Mark your calendar and be sure to join us!

Peter’s Place
1199 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
(Exit 55 off I79N or I79S)

3:00 pm – Board Meeting
5:30 – 6:00 pm – Social Hour (cash bar)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Guest Speakers
7:00 pm – Social Hour restarts (cash bar)
7:00 pm Dinner – $40.00 (cash, check, credit card)

Dinner Selection: Prime Rib or Virginia Spots

RSVP: 724-779-1860 (phone or fax) – NO cancellations after October 2

SEE ACCA W-PA October 2012 meeting notice FOR SIGN UP FORM AND MORE DETAILS.

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TruTech Adds Fieldpiece ™ Line

HVAC/R Contractors Offered More Cost Effective Instrumentation Choices
TruTechTools Adds Fieldpiece™ Line
Akron, OH (July, 2012) – TruTech Tools announces the addition of the Fieldpiece™ line of instrumentation to their online catalog.
Fieldpiece is the originator of the modular digital multimeter. The “stick” style digital multimeter (DMM) combined with accessory heads makes it easy to make electrical readings in the field plus enables technicians to easily test a wide range of other parameters.

The new Fieldpiece offering at TruTech Tools represents the progress made over twenty years of developing hand held instruments exclusively for the HVAC/R technician. Most of the Fieldpiece tools on the TruTech site are new or are significant upgrades from their predecessors. Each product has key features built-in that are needed by the HVAC/R technician. Fieldpiece products incorporate high versatility, cost effectiveness, and high field utility.

TruTech’s CEO and Co-Owner, Bill Spohn, notes, “We like Fieldpiece because it is designed for HVAC/R and not adapted to it. Fieldpiece meters offer the features HVAC/R technicians need and they work the way most technicians would expect. Modular expandability works very well for many customers. With many Fieldpiece products you can buy what you need now and look towards future modular upgrades as you can afford them.”

Founded in 2007, TruTech Tools serves the HVAC, Energy Audit, Building Performance, Weatherization and Home Inspection markets providing the best equipment, training, calibration and consulting services available. Find a complete listing of TruTech Tools instrumentation, training and services at www.trutechtools.com

TruTechTools, Ltd.

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Slides from the Four Part AC Performance Series

Here are the slides used during our four part series on AC System Performance.
We have also included a link to the recorded videos.

THE Total A/C System Performance Series

With sky-rocketing energy costs, restricted capital/replacement budgets, and the omnipresent concern for the bottom line, it is now more critical than ever to achieve the highest performance out of A/C and heat pump systems. You might think this is easier said than done, but that is not necessarily true! TruTech will get you there with a clear understanding of the concepts.

Based on our popular national live, national trainings and presentations and 3 years’ worth of results from thousands of contractor tests, TruTech Tools, LTD is proud to present a NEW four part series to help contractors, auditors and utility personnel learn how to:

  • measure system performance
  • increase system efficiency
  • reduce electrical consumption
  • shave peak loads
  • extend equipment service life
  • increase customer comfort and satisfaction
  • all while expanding sales, profitability and service contract opportunities

For a FREE copy of an A/C Applications Guide click HERE.

A NEW LIVE 4 PART SERIES WILL  BE SCHEDULED SOON. SLIDES AND RECORDINGS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW.

A/C System Performance Testing-  Part 1: The Big Picture

Understanding the problem and justifying the need for a System Performance approach. What are the market drivers? The A/C system has several sub-systems and each must be understood and working in harmony with the others to achieve optimum performance.

Target audience: contractors, auditors and utility personnel

RECORDED SESSION: COMING SOON.

SLIDES: Part 1 – The BIG picture AC Performance Series

 

A/C System Performance Testing-  Part 2:  AirFlow

Understanding proper AirFlow set up and measurement is at the core of AC System performance.

Target audience: contractors, auditors and utility personnel

RECORDED SESSION:  HERE
SLIDES: Part 2 -AirFlow- AC Performance Series

A/C System Performance Testing- Part 3: Refrigerant Charge
Beyond AirFlow the other key factor to optimizing A/C System Performance is understanding how to determine, measure and set the proper refrigerant charge in a system and measurement is at the core of AC System performance. Proper evacuation equipment and processes are critical to achieving the highest system efficiency.
Target audience: contractors, and utility personnel

RECORDED SESSION: HERE
SLIDES: Part 3 – Refrigerant Charge – AC Performance Series

A/C System Performance Testing- Part 4: Capacity Testing

The HVAC industry sells capacity (cooling tons), but how often is actually measured in the field? Using proper tools and techniques and a few calculations or appropriate software, technicians can now accurately measure cooling tons in minutes.
Target audience: contractors, auditors and utility personnel

RECORDED SESSION: HERE
SLIDES:  Part 4 -Capacity Testing- AC Performance Series

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500 Microns in 51 Seconds

YES YOU CAN! Check out Jim’s VIDEO on how to attach and use TruTech’s new RapidEvac Kit.

  • Pull a Vacuum 10x faster
  • Stay organized and productive
  • Stop Compressor Failures in their Tracks
  • Save Time and Labor Costs

These kits include the best of the best so you can have the right tools at your fingertips everytime. Learn more about RapidEvac Kits HERE.

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