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Service With A Smile

 

Optimists Need Not Apply; Embracing Your Negative Side.

If you’ve been in the HVAC service industry for more than 5 minutes you’ve probably noticed the really good technicians are some of the most miserable, grumpy SOB’s you’ve ever met.

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98 degrees and 100% Stupidity

Commit these two truths to memory-

“Confidence without knowledge is dangerous”
and
“Knowing what you don’t know is power”

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Zen’s take on the Fluke T6-1000: It’s the Shiznick

A non-contact fork style meter that measures voltage and amperage at the same time. WHAAAT? Check it out and tell ’em the folks at ZenHVAC sent you. (Note: this and two-fifty may get you a coffee…not a latte, grande, crappy,

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I only work on….

    Zen’s thought of the day: “I only work on boilers” “I only work on chillers” “I only work on……”   Here’s what we have to say about the “I only work on” mindset- “Your an expert on one?

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Thought of the Day

Think about it; the machines we work on are no different than any other machine. Do pickup trucks break down? Yes. Do they normally break down for no reason? No. Show me a truck with a blown transmission and I’ll

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Diagnostic Techs wouldn’t have anything to diagnose if it weren’t for installers.

Think of their job like; performing heart surgery, while standing on a ladder 12 feet in the air, in brutal summer heat, with someone welding steel I-Beams 20 feet away, while wearing a hard-hat, safety gloves, and a fall protection harness.

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Good news! Skilled trades are in demand! Question: does anyone care?

In Emily Prieffer’s article, The construction industry’s top workforce challenge — and 3 potential solutions, she found that 69% of general contractors are having a tough time filling craft positions. While the article is based on the construction industry its close relative, the

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Ammonia a 19th Century Solution to a 21st Century Problem ?

sometimes, the answers to the questions aren’t necessarily new. This week Kathy Jackson brought us her thoughts on a new / old solution to an relatively recent issue.

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Averaging Thermistors

From time to time someone asks about thermistor sensor averaging. Typical questions are: Why do I have to use four? Why do they have to be connected in series-parallel? What the heck is series parallel? Have you ever seen a

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