Author: Jack Rise

Jack Rise, CMS, is a Certificate Member Specialist of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society. He has extensive industry experience having worked as a contractor for 18 years, as a distributor of HVAC products for 13 years and for a major HVAC manufacturer for 5 years. In 2004 Jack formed his own company, Jack Rise HVAC Technical Training, and works out of his office in Tampa, Florida. Jack is an ACCA/EPIC certified instructor for all of the ACCA residential and commercial design manuals including the 8th Edition of Manual J (Residential Load Calculations), the 3rd Edition of Manual D (Residential Duct System Design), the 5th Edition of Manual N (Commercial Load Calculations) and Manual Q (Commercial Low Pressure, Low Velocity Duct System Design). Jack travels extensively around the country conducting seminars on residential and commercial load calculations, system design and on the use of HVAC computer based software. He was an RSES instructor for 10 years, currently runs training sessions for NATE and EPA/CFC Section 608 Certifications and ACCA/ANSI Standard 5 (HVAC Quality Installation Standard). Jack has authored two books as companion manuals for both Manual J and Manual D. He is the author and presenter of the ACCA HVAC Essentials series and the NATE Essentials series of training CDs. He is a 35+ year member of RSES, a Life Member of the North Jersey Chapter of ACCA, an associate member of ACCA-Florida and FRACCA and a Life Member of the NATE Technical Committee.

Creating Comfort – Part 1

We are the HVAC industry.  We are the creators of indoor comfort.  We know that human comfort is determined by […]

Carbon Monoxide (CO) – Part 2

How much air is required for complete combustion?  Every cubic foot of natural gas requires 10 cubic feet of air […]

Compressor Motor Check-Out

Unidentified compressor terminals    Once in a while you will come across a compressor whose terminal markings are not clear or missing […]

Outside Air

If you are going to introduce outside air into a conditioned space, it is going to have a cost (in […]

Airflow Basics Part 2: The Lost Art of Choosing a Blower

Query:    You are going to change out an existing furnace that has a cracked heat exchanger.  You find a functioning 3-ton evaporator connected to […]

Airflow Basics – Part 1

Let’s look at the three basic components of airflow:  volume, velocity and pressure.  Volume  Standard air is air that is 70ºF with 50% RH, at sea […]

Training Your Team

I was asked to write an article about tips for the best ways for contractors to train their teams.  However, […]

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