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Service Matters: 10 Tips for Extending Compressor Life

Compressor failures are one of the most costly repairs to an air conditioning system. It is rare for the compressor to fail simply due to the compressor itself. Usually a compressor failure is symptomatic of another problem with the AC system (more on this in a later Service Matters).

A Fresh Look at VFDs

A variable frequency drive (VFD) is a type of motor controller that drives an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage supplied to the motor. VFDs have been in use since the 1980s, and today, the combination of energy awareness, energy regulations, and new VFD technologies are driving an increasing demand for these energy-saving […]

Service Matters: Mechanical System Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality Team Up

Some things just naturally go together. Consider: • Peanut butter and jelly • The 4th of July and fireworks • Fred & Ginger • A cold beer at the ballpark Good indoor air quality (IAQ) and effective mechanical system maintenance are two more. Good indoor air quality is complex, and your mechanical system plays a […]