Many of us wish to go to heaven when we die but only after a long and hopefully successful life. Hopefully Heaven Can Wait! Unfortunately, for many unsuspecting consumers, a silent and sneaky killer known as Carbon Monoxide (CO)has shortened the waiting period. HVAC contractors are usually the only safety net that consumers have to …
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A few months ago, there was an unfortunate story in the national news about what occurs when gas leaks aren’t discovered and repaired. Three people died from a house explosion after they made multiple calls about smelling gas. After the first call, the gas company responded, but it’s unclear what actions they took. Later, another …
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Measure HVAC System Static Pressure

HVAC system temperature diagnostics depend more on your skill and understanding than the accuracy of the test instrument you’re using. Let’s take a look at several test methods, tips, and terms to see how you can sharpen your ability to solve your customer’s problems.  We’ll focus on air temperature measurement methods for now. We’ll save …
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The Rule of One Degree

October 23rd, 2019 | Posted by David Richardson in David Richardson | Home - (0 Comments)

It’s that time of year when thermostats are switched to heating in the evening and cooling in the afternoon as we try to maintain comfort in our homes and offices. Unfortunately, some of our lives look like this back and forth thermostat war. If you’ve ever felt like you take one step forward and one …
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Over the years, I’ve had many discussions with engineers about the accuracy of technicians who do HVAC system field testing. It is clear this subject is on the minds of many industry leaders. In fact, as many groups look to the future, decisions are being made based on their opinions that field personnel can test …
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NCI Legacy Series Blog Posts In memory of those who came before, we bring you some of their best posts and articles from the past. Nita Brooks, who lost her battle with cancer 2016, was an integral part of the National Comfort Institute team for many years and was prolific in her writing. This post …
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Your Network Connection

October 11th, 2018 | Posted by Nita Brooks in Nita Brooks - (0 Comments)

NCI Legacy Series Blog Posts In memory of those who came before, we bring you some of their best posts and articles from the past. Nita Brooks, who lost her battle with cancer 2016, was an integral part of the National Comfort Institute team for many years and was prolific in her writing. This post …
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Time is your most valuable resource. Assuming you make it through the next 24 hours, you have exactly the same amount of time as the richest person in the world. Subsequently, the difference between them and the rest of us is how they manage that incredibly valuable asset. Time is so valuable because it’s perishable …
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The quest for greater energy efficiency has been promoted by the government using utility company programs for more than a quarter of a century. This movement has made consumers aware that higher efficiency equipment is the right thing to use. Manufacturers have responded with higher efficiency equipment and contractors have consistently been able to increase …
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Prepare yourself for this new level of diagnostics by collecting copies of the fan data found in most installation instructions for the equipment your company installs and services. The most important diagnostic truth about a system is that you can determine how much air the system fan moves. Let’s examine how fan airflow can be …
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