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Old 05-21-2018, 07:59 AM   #1
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Two Different Compressors

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I'm speaking with a competitor of mine about hvac compressors. This building i'm working on right now has two. One is larger and the other is smaller. The larger one is not working and it seems like the smaller one is working double time. Although I will replace it quickly, one of my competitor's say that it's really not that big of a deal because the smaller one isn't exactly working harder. What does everyone think?
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Re: Two Different Compressors

I guess it depends on the load. It's not like we are talking about a donkey carrying sacks of coffee beans up a mountain. I'm assuming the smaller motor is operating with smaller coils.

The smaller motor will run longer, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. On, off, on, off...etc. is hard on a motor. Steady-on, not so much.

Granted there are many variables. But for the most part, I'm with your competitor.


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Re: Two Different Compressors

Its not working harder unless its very hot outside. It won't be harmed running as the only compressor, even if it runs 24/7.
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Re: Two Different Compressors

Thanks for the responses. I'm still new to this industry and I may be asking more questions haha.
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Should be OK but when they go kaput tell the owner when its time to just get a 5 ton unit. Plus, make yourself some extra cash.
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