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What are Communication Protocols? …and the TOP 3

What are Communication Protocols? …and the TOP 3

If you are new to controls or maybe have only worked with one type or brand of controls systems you might be wondering what exactly is a communication protocol and what are the ones available. Communication protocols are sometimes not used in the correct context and even the term ‘protocol’ is sometimes not fully understood […]

Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Issues and Problems

Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Issues and Problems

I am re-posting a response I gave in a message forum that I have begun to frequent recently, HVAC-Talk.com.  The original poster is the building owner’s representative for a library facility which is due for a major renovation and his concerns were with his design and engineering team.  I’m currently involved with the design phase of […]

Top 7 Hand Tools for DDC Controls Technicians

Top 7 Hand Tools for DDC Controls Technicians

When I started out in controls I used to have a full double pouch tool belt and carried with me a drill bag that prolly weighed all of about 30 pounds! Of course back then I was doing everything from the rough installation to service after the project was over. Now that I am a little wiser […]

Explaining Wireless Sensor Nodes: ZigBee vs. WiFI

Explaining Wireless Sensor Nodes: ZigBee vs. WiFI

This is a great video that is short and to the point when comparing some of the technical aspects of Zigbee and WiFi wireless communication. After you watch the video let’s go over the info and put some Controls Freak-speak to it to better understand the comparisons and some of the technical jargon. This video […]

FREE HVAC Controls Training? Yes.

FREE HVAC Controls Training? Yes.

Though it may seem outlandish to hear that someone is actually offering HVAC Controls and specifically DDC Controls training, let alone offering it at a price of …FREE! It is absolutely true though and I am going to do just that in the coming weeks. I am creating a series of videos and blogs that […]

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