Rob Doc Falke

How Humidity Affects Comfort

This post was originally published on this siteDuring summer months, high humidity makes air feel warmer than the temperature displayed on a thermostat. If this principle holds true during the cooling season, could higher humidity make the air feel warmer during winter months?  Let’s take a look at the effects of humidity, how it changes […]

Air Filters: The Cause of Many IAQ Problems

This post was originally published on this siteMost customers want efficient air filters to remove particulates and improve their Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).  Unfortunately, air filters sometimes cause poor IAQ. Let’s take a look at air filter related IAQ problems and how you can both avoid and resolve them for your customers. It’s a challenge […]

Energy Penalties Caused by High Static Pressure

This post was originally published on this siteAll air moving equipment comes with specifications to be met when it is installed. Installations not meeting these specifications deteriorate system efficiency.  One of these specifications is total external static pressure. Let’s take a look at energy penalties imposed when a system’s static pressure exceeds published specifications in […]

Attract New HVAC Talent – Offer Your Own Private Scholarships

This post was originally published on this site Thanks for your many responses to my last HotMail article, Recruit, Train, and Keep Professional Technicians (ncilink.com/KeepTechs). Interestingly, each conversation with you made it increasingly clear that employers committed to building real HVAC careers have their pick of the best candidates. Those who don’t, are left with […]

Recruit, Train, and Keep Professional Technicians

This post was originally published on this site One of the biggest challenges facing our industry today is to find and keep qualified field technicians. This isn’t an isolated HVAC industry problem, it’s a product of core changes in society and our inability to meet the needs of today’s workforce. Let’s take a look at […]

Find Gallons Per Minute Using System Temperatures

This post was originally published on this site This is a follow-up to Doc’s last Hotmail article, Unbalanceable Hydronic System Solutions. Readers asked, “How do I find Gallons Per Minute (gpm) when a hydronic system doesn’t have flow measurement stations?” When flow measurement stations (like balancing valves) aren’t built into a system, you can still calculate […]