Monthly Archives: September 2011

Source 1 Introduces Timesaver Silicon Nitride Universal Hot Surface Igniter Kits

Mos of you have been asking, “When is York going to offer the Silicon Nitride igniter instead of the silicon carbide igniter we have had for years?”  Well, guess what –Just in time for the heating season, Source 1 introduces Timesaver … Continue reading

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PF Choke for ECM Motors

As you are probably aware, the most vulnerable part of an ECM motor is the control module.  With energy requirements becoming tighter and tighter, ECM motors are becoming the standard rather than the occasional motor of choice. Early on, it was found that … Continue reading

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90+ Venting to 150 Feet?

What would you say if I told you we can now vent ALL  of our 90+ furnace up to 150 equivalent feet?  You would either think I’m nuts or you would stand up and cheer (or possibly both).  Well it is true.  … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law and HVAC Start-ups

By way of review Murphy’s Law states: 1. “Nothing is as easy as it looks …. 2. Everything takes longer than you expected …. and, 3.  If anything can go wrong — it will …  4. at the worst possible moment!” … Continue reading

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Thermostatic Expansion Valves – Part 2

Hopefully, you have read my previous posting and understand how a TXV works?  It is important that you understand how it works so you can use that knowledge to diagnose the TXV. A few things to check regarding the installation … Continue reading

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Thermostatic Expansion Valves

The thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) is considered by some as a mysterious and complex device.  As a result, many valves are replaced needlessly when the cause of the system malfunction is not immediately recognized.  Actually, the TXV performs only one very … Continue reading

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