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What Does a TXV Do?

TXV stands for Thermostatic Expansion Valve. Why do I need a TXV you might ask? Well let us first figure out what a piston does on a refrigerant line. The piston is a refrigerant metering device that the line set will attach to. The refrigerant liquid will pass through the small orifice with a fixed size in the piston.
3 years ago
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5 Things You Should Know About Mini Splits

Many homes will use a Mini split for a section of the home that does not have central HVAC attached to it. This could be an addition that was added on after the central system was installed or maybe a porch area or separate building that could not have ducting connected to it. As Mini splits grow in popularity more homes have started using them to heat and cool the entire home.
3 years ago
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Troubleshooting Your HVAC System

A man named Willis Carrier first developed the concept of air conditioning in 1902. Rumor has it, he stood on a train station platform in Pittsburgh, peering into the fog. Suddenly, he realized he could dry air by passing it through the water to create fog. Today, 84% – 87% of Americans use air conditioning. According to the Census Bureau, who reported on the Twin Cities metro homes, nearly 75% of residents use central air or HVAC while 22% use window units.
3 years ago
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Air Filters

3 years ago
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How to Find the Best HVAC System

Finding the best HVAC system for your home or business should not be hard. In fact, HVACDirect.com features the latest AC and heating systems from top-name companies in the industry. This includes Goodman, along with Mitsubishi, AirQuest, Fireside America and many others. We also offer detailed HVAC unit information, including price comparisons, BTU, industry ratings and customer reviews.
3 years ago
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Two Major Differences between AC Unit for Mobile Homes and Standard Homes

Regular housing and mobile homes vary in some significant ways and these differences affect the HVAC solutions that every kind of housing can hold. Bear in mind that manufactured and mobile homes are delivered to a site in partially built pieces, unlike a conventional home that's built completely onsite. This needs some differences in the installation and design of a mobile home's HVAC system units. Understanding these differences is significant when troubleshooting HVAC issues. Here are the differences between the two.
4 years ago
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Stick Built vs. Manufactured Homes for HVAC Systems

The type of home that you live in could determine the type of HVAC system units that are available to you. Manufactured and modular homes are cost effective and extremely popular in areas that have less access/demand for stick built homes, however, they may not be as customizable as a home that is built on the property from the ground up. This could lead you to make different cooling decisions in terms of the HVAC system units that can be installed. The HVAC system cost may also vary, due to the work that would be involved to get a complete installation.
4 years ago
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Refrigerants Used in HVAC Equipment

Let us start by defining what a refrigerant is. A refrigerant is a substance that in many cases is a fluid that is used to cool a space in the refrigeration cycle. The main purpose of refrigerants is to absorb heat and then use phase change thermodynamic phenomena to release it into another space. In other words, the fluid will change into a gas when it absorbs the heat and turn back into a fluid once it has released it.
4 years ago
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