RE: I have a question regarding testing in lower outdoor temperatures.

I have a question regarding testing in lower outdoor temperatures.  We are located in New Jersey and typically try to start our maintenances in April when the outdoor temperatures are less than favorable.  We are using the Fieldpiece charging jacket and asking customers to bring the home temperature up to 74 degrees prior to our arrival.  Will testing without gauges method still be accurate?

scottdesch Rookie Asked on March 27, 2018 in Residential HVAC.
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Great answers here.  It’s something I struggle with.  Our philosophy is to start with heat-pumps or newer equipment that’s less likely to have a charge issue.  If there is a charge issue and we did maintenance during cold weather, we will waive the diagnostic fee to come back out.  I’ve never used the charging jacket’s, but have blocked off condenser coils… I’m trying to move our tech’s to do non-invasive test procedures and only attach gauges if necessary and this exact question is something I’ve been struggling with.

Junior Tech Answered on March 31, 2018.
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