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Hey Ed, What’s Your Favorite Hvac Tool and Why?


In This Edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed Discusses What Is Favorite Hvac Tool Is and Why

Hey Ed, what's your favorite HVAC tool and why? If we're talking about air conditioning and we're going to talk about air conditioning because essentially, I can do whatever I want because I'm kind of in control right now. So, I'm going to talk about air conditioning and I'm going to say a digital hygrometer is my favorite tool. If I want to be cheap, I can buy fairly accurate, inexpensive off of Amazon, digital hygrometers that'll cost me like ten bucks and I can stick em all over the house and I can get accustomed to what proper humidity and normal temperatures feel like. If I want to go even further into the process, I can buy digital hygrometers that I can put in my ductwork. If I know the wet bulb temperature in both the supply and the return, simple mathematical calculation can tell me approximately how many BTUs that piece of equipment is removing and that is a much better way to judge whether a system is doing what it's supposed to be doing using some of the tools that people might find that is their go to and I'm talking about gauging up. I much rather estimate the performance of a piece of equipment than solely going off of some pressures or superheat or subcool and that's the way I see it.

In This Edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed Discusses What Is Favorite Hvac Tool Is and Why

Ed Janowiak is the Manager of HVAC Design Education at ACCA.


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