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Jan 23, 2020

Rachel and Eric Kaiser join us to talk about connecting STEM concepts to the trades. They also explain how to teach STEM in a way that sticks.

STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and math. In traditional classroom settings, teachers usually tout these subjects as the ones that lead to the most promising...

Jan 21, 2020

This short episode is a review of a list of installation reminders made by Kalos manager Jeff Crable. Kalos is doing a bunch of these installs for a commercial customer. Hopefully, the business leaders can take a few things from our checklist and help out their installers.

Whenever we do an install for our large...

Jan 16, 2020

In this face-to-face discussion, Bryan and Kaleb share some tips for diagnosing and replacing the reversing valve on a heat pump. These valves may also be known as four-way valves.

Kaleb and a trainee recently had to diagnose a heat pump with a scroll compressor. The motor was also over-amping due to a...

Jan 14, 2020

In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks about the times he has been hoodwinked in his career. It's time to name and shame.

One time at a trade show, Bryan came across a product called KVAR. KVAR is already an electrical term for kilovolt-amps reactive; those are volt-amps that show up and generate heat but don't do...

Jan 12, 2020

This live podcast episode is all about pool heater talk. We cover gas pool heaters and pool heat pumps, explaining how they work and common issues.

Pool heat pumps work a lot like air conditioners, but they have heat exchangers that help transfer their heat to the water. Instead of having a typical condenser, a pool...