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Real training for HVAC ( Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Technicians. Including recorded tech training, interviews, diagnostics and general conversations about the trade.

HVAC School - For Techs, By Techs Bryan Orr

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Real training for HVAC ( Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Technicians. Including recorded tech training, interviews, diagnostics and general conversations about the trade.

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543 Ratings

vernantyoubitch ,


I got into the big book edition 8 last year. My instructor is very knowledgeable. In the RSES community he's known nation wide. I come from a construction background. HVACR world initially was overwhelming me. I knew that l didn't know what he's talking about, but if just listen. Eventually I'd understand and could connect the dots. My instructor knows maybe too much. So he would blow my mind every class. With this podcast l was able to break down theories individually. Also getting different perspectives constantly with different people. It has virtually added many more teachers in this learning curve of him. And now l can approach my instructor and have a conversation. Instead, of asking him repetitive questions without understanding his answer. My questions are now out of my random curiosity and willingness to grasp more knowledge. Honestly, l might not have reached this point of understanding without this PODCAST! I'm just about a year in to my program. I just tested out for my 608 I'm confident that I'll have my universal in a few weeks. Thank you for the time you put into this program!

wipf holdings ,

Slow Death

A few years back that worked for a company down here in Southwest Florida. I will do two days. First day I drove with her supposedly tech. Unbelievable what I witnessed first need to take them to use blow on it and it went off. Then he made a pitch about how mold who’s the lower coil and how she would bring in this toxic air. He was there to do a cleaning check. He do everything but. That went on throughout the day same sales pitch different customers. The next day I drove with the ownersBrother. While I was inside discussing the solutions to the questions he was giving me The owner came in and told them he was low on refrigerant. He then asked if he wanted him to charge the unit to the correct pressures. Dealer said yes please I’m putting the house up for sale and I want to make sure that everything is working properly.Which was causing it to run a lot longer than it needed. His house was approximately 2300 ft.² under air and only had one return. And it was undersized as well. The brother returned and told him that he added 3 1/2 pounds of refrigerant to make the system run more efficiently. Then he started with his scare tactic sales pitches.
1. The leak was gonna get bigger n bigger and due to the higher pressures. Which causes the refrigerant to enter the air outside. If “THEY FIND OUT” you could be charged up to a $10,000.00 fine because it’s illegal to release that into the air. And when we find a system with your size of a leak we have to report it to prevent damaging the OZONE.
2. When you put the house up for sale they will see the leak. “THEY” make us register all tickets we write when we add refrigerant to a system because of a leak.
This went on for 30 minutes. I couldn’t listen to any more of his BS. I acted as if I got a phone call. I said we have to leave immediately for a service call where a bunch of condensers got fried from a lightning strike. I knew this would work because in his head he would be thinking of the dollar signs for replacing a bunch of condensers. Turn around right away and walk out the house without even saying goodbye to the customer. I told The customer that he would be fine and I will call him when I have some free time but do not do anything until he hears from me. When I got into the truck I asked Robert did you really put 3 1/2 pounds in his system. He said yeah maybe not 3 1/2 foot is a pretty good size leak. He was lying straight to my face. We didn’t have any R22 in our truck. I had him drop me off at the shop. I told him I made the fried condenser Story up. He wasn’t happy but I told him I couldn’t listen to anymore of that BS he was telling that customer. When we got back to the shop I told him I quit and I called his sister and told her the same. I know this goes on everywhere. Maybe not to that extent and I’m sure worse in other areas but it’s a shame that the reputation of the service tech getting put in the same category of “a used car salesman”. I really enjoy your on line school. I am learning more and more every time I read them. Thanks

Willie Fly? ,

Mommy wow I’m an Ac tech now!

I’m currently going to Ac tech class after work. Listing to hvac school podcast has boosted my knowledge and interest in becoming an Ac tech.
I’m a master plumber, gas service technician and
I cannot trouble shoot this podcast because it already works. Thanks Bryan!

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