inline check valve

Condensation traps are commonly required for heat pumps, straight cooling systems, and even high-efficiency condensing gas furnaces.  Some manufacturers even include them to ensure a trap is installed. Due to the scope of the installation, things work a bit differently when it comes to ductless mini-split installations. However, traps are still a requirement. The 2015 […]

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vrf/vrv system

Overcoming VRF/VRV System Challenges with Slimduct RD & PD A government building in Westerville, Ohio, constructed in 1983, needed a complete redesign and renovation in the cooling and heating area, including an efficient commercial line set cover. With the requirements for energy efficiency and precise zone control under consideration, the design engineers determined that the […]

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mini split installation

Considering the indoor and outdoor possibilities when deciding the location of a mini split installation ensures the system functions effectively. Choosing a proper location will optimize the system’s performance. Indoor and outdoor factors such as building structure, trees, weather, pets, pests, and environmental conditions are important to consider. Coastal areas, for example, need to meet […]

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hvac maintenance

Regular HVAC maintenance is crucial for ensuring the longevity and efficiency of any heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Regular and proper maintenance helps avoid expensive repairs, prolongs HVAC system life, and keeps indoor comfort levels optimal. An essential aspect of HVAC maintenance is changing the air filters regularly. Clogged or dirty filters can restrict […]

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stand for air conditioner

Stands for air conditioners and brackets are used to support, position, or improve an outdoor unit. They can improve system performance by lifting the outdoor unit off the ground. This keeps the unit away from dirt, grass clippings, snow, and pets. Additionally, they provide support for the unit. Placing the unit on a stand or bracket […]

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The 2024 International Code book is out and there are some changes. This article discusses changes in protecting refrigerant piping/lineset and how Inaba Denko America can assist with this. “Refrigerant piping shall be protected by locating it within the building elements or within protective enclosures.” as stated in Section 1109.2.2 of the International Mechanical Code book. […]

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Time-Saving Residential Solutions; Mini-Split Accessories Mini-split accessories are solutions that helps save time on an HVAC installation. Saving time is crucial for reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Utilizing time-saving residential solutions can greatly benefit the installation process. Flexible solutions that allow for a proper install are necessary to help save time and money. Here are […]

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vertical pipe support

Why is pipe support needed? Pipe support is essential for several reasons. It helps prevent excessive stress and strain on the pipes. Pipe support also helps maintain the alignment and position of the piping. Finally, it helps with thermal expansion, which is important in a HVAC system. Excessive stress on the pipes can lead to […]

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Mini Split System

How does mini-split heat pump systems and standard heat pump systems compare? In this post we will cover the differences in installation, energy efficiency and flexibility to understand why mini splits are popular for home heating and cooling. Mini Split Heat Pumps. Installation: One of the main advantages of mini-split systems is their flexibility. You […]

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A refrigerant pipe hanger is an essential component in HVAC projects. In this article, we will explore the importance of piping hangers and their applications. Pipe hangers suspend pipes from a ceiling or overhead structure, providing support that prevents sagging or movement caused by thermal changes or vibrations. They vary in shapes and sizes, depending […]

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