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We discuss all things Air Conditioning. The Hot topics and the Cold hard facts! Welcome to the Air Conditioning Podcast! First things first, we are by no means professional broadcasters (amateur at best in fact) and podcasting is a first for us so please excuse us for any clumsy technique :) This podcast is intended for general information only and will hopefully deliver unbiased content for the benefit of not only consumers looking to purchase or seeking general information about air condit ...
 
HVAC 360 is a podcast that covers the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry through the entire life cycle of a building. From building commissioning, engineering, and design, to construction, and of course operations and maintenance, I talk with and about the news, people, and products that are affecting our lives at a rapidly growing pace. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In today’s short podcast, Bryan explains how growth happens in an HVAC/R career. He also gives tips to get “unstuck” if you feel like you aren’t moving forward. You won’t move forward if you haven’t set a goal to move forward. Making a “vision board” helps you determine what matters in your life, and it helps you clarify what you’ll need to do in o…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan and a team of Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) managers (Mike Schaefer, Charles Miltiades, and Sly Grimm) discuss mini-split controls strategies. Some contractors misunderstand what mini-splits are. Mini-splits CAN be ductless, but not all of them are ductless. Mini-split systems also have handheld controls, but t…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan discusses the key factors for system performance WITHOUT doing a deep dive into system commissioning. “Performance” refers to system efficiency, capacity, air filtration/cleanliness, longevity, and the ability to match the latent and sensible loads of a space. System airflow is the main performance factor to consider…
 
In today’s podcast, Trevor and Bryan discuss Copeland Scroll Compressor Multiples for Air Conditioning. “Multiples” refer to equipment setups with multiple compressors that have connected suction and discharge lines; they resemble parallel rack refrigeration setups. Multiples typically come in tandem (2) or trio (3) sets. Compared to having a singl…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan clears up the differences between markup and profit margins in HVAC businesses. The number one mistake that people make in business is confusing markup and gross margin. For example, you can double the price of a $50-part and sell it for $100. That would be a 100% markup. However, your gross margin is NOT 100%; your …
 
Hi guys, in Episode 44 of The Air Conditioning Podcast, were joined by David and Oscar Cardenas from All Climate Solutions, a family owned and operated business out of Mulgrave in Victoria, Australia. From humble beginnings in 2011 to a team 25 staff members strong, they continue to grow from strength to strength covering all aspects of air conditi…
 
In today’s podcast, Eric Mele and Bryan explain the planning, layout, and execution of HVAC projects. They mostly cover commercial ductwork but also touch on piping and some residential projects. Planning The first step is to review the construction plan WITH a site visit. It is best to see how a plan works within the space; plans may be feasible o…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explores the differences between startup and commissioning. Startups typically involve going in during the construction phase after the drywall has been sealed up. (Vents, ducts, and copper piping typically go in before the drywall.) A technician can then perform a startup. The startup includes testing the drain line…
 
In today’s podcast, Eric Kaiser and Bryan talk about mentorship in the HVAC industry. They discuss what it means to be a good mentor, how to find a good mentor, and what it means to be mentored. Mentorship is an organic process. Most mentees don’t go up to someone they respect and formally ask that person to be their mentor. Respect is the foundati…
 
Howdy folks! In this episode of The Air Conditioning Podcast, we were joined by Craig Staley of HG Site Designs. Based in Omaha, Nebraska in good ol’ US of A, Craig and his team specialise in Small to Medium sized Businesses who are looking to scale their business without spending massive hours of their own time and dollars. Craig and his team cons…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan explores the upsides of choosing a career in the skilled trades instead of going to college. He also covers ways to prepare your child for a trades education and career while they are still deciding what to do with their lives. When we think about what we want for our kids, the following goals come up quite often: purpose,…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explores triple evacuation. Many people believe that we don’t like triple evac, but that’s simply NOT true. We’re here to set the record straight. If the manufacturer tells you to follow triple evacuation processes, then it’s a good idea to do a triple evacuation. We won’t argue with that. However, our argument is th…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan explains how he teaches physics. He believes that teaching physics is about continuously building a mental model, and he covers the methods and mindsets that facilitate that learning style. The basic Wikipedia definition of physics states that it is a science that deals with matter, energy, and their interactions. Even the…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explores the dangers of cold tanks during refrigerant recovery. Whenever you have a recovery tank, you only want to fill it to 80% capacity in the liquid state. The same goes for all sorts of vessels (coils, etc.). However, capacity isn’t the only factor to consider for safety. We need to know what our maximum temper…
 
Howdy guys, in Episode 42 of The Air Conditioning Podcast we chatted with the SA State Manager of Airefrig Australia, Mr Ben Bithell. Starting out from a WA based Garage in 1970, Airefrig Australia grew substantially in the first 12 months, and has continued that momentum. Airefrig Australia is a company that’s committed to being market leaders as …
 
In today’s podcast, Nikki and Bryan discuss dehumidification. They cover the relationship between cooling and dehumidification, humidity control, and dehumidifier installation practices. If the A/C unit is the king, the dehumidifier is the queen. The A/C unit controls cooling and humidity, but it can only do so much. A dehumidifier helps the A/C ma…
 
In today’s podcast, Trevor and Bryan discuss how to troubleshoot thermostatic expansion valves (TXVs/TEVs). They also dive into the various types, applications, and components of TXVs. TXVs are metering devices that control evaporator superheat to protect compressors from harm. Controlling heat also regulates pressure, which improves efficiency and…
 
Hey people! In this episode of The Air Conditioning Podcast we sat down with Robert Wolfe and Martin Howlett from the Trade Advisory Group. Identifying a gap in the market in providing experience based business assistance to business owners in the trade sector, The Trade Advisory Group are made up of advisors with decades of personal experience in …
 
Hi all, In Episode 40 of The Air Conditioning Podcast, we chatted with Podcast Host and part time actor extraordinaire, Mr Tim Hildebrand from Out Of The Box Podcast. This was a bit of a different episode though, coz we were the ones on the receiving end, being interviewed by Tim for one of his episodes but thought we would share it with you. Based…
 
Hey guys, In this episode we chatted with Craig Stevens, Marketing Specialist at The Reece Group. Reece support residential, commercial and infrastructure building trades across Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Their success is built on the success of their customers who provide essential services every day..yes that means you! There was so muc…
 
What’s up people? In this episode of The Air Conditioning Podcast we chatted with James Napier, an A-Class Sparky from Orange NSW who is currently doing his 3rd year to become a fridgie. Yep, a proper dual trade. Here’s some of what we chatted about…. Tell us more about yourself and where you’re at right now (5:45) Have you done much in Refrigerati…
 
G’day guys and Welcome to another Episode of The Air Conditioning Podcast. In Episode 37, we were very fortunate to have our first guest on the Show for 2021! We were joined by Peter Darley, who is the Regional Director (Asia Pacific) for simPRO. In his role, Peter heads IoT for simPRO globally, and is also heading simPRO's expansion into Asia. Wit…
 
Hey guys, Welcome back to The Air Conditioning Podcast and we kinda got busy with Summer and being overloaded (sound familiar?) or just lazy, either way this is the resurrection episode for 2021 and we're stoked you came back!! In this episode, (36) Brad and I just shoot the shit about the start of the new year but also talk about under charging an…
 
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