Chris Morin
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Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Morin's blog post Heat Pumps and Record Snowfall
"Heat pumps draw air from the areas surrounding them (all four sides of the outdoor unit). It is important to clear these areas of snow and ice build up in order to allow air to freely reach the heat pump. This will allow the heat pump to operate as…"
Sep 6
Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Morin's blog post The #1 Item Missing from High-Efficient HVAC Installations
"Electronic solid state phase protector has been around for some time now with the advancement in the semiconductor technology. It has enabled the design of this device that is used as part of the motor controls. They are accessory devices that…"
Sep 6
Franco Oyuela commented on Chris Morin's blog post Heat Pump Break-Even COP's
"Heat pumps are ideally suited for the Northwest climate, delivering efficiencies 2-4 times that of electric resistance space heating. That is because heat pumps don’t actually make heat, they use a refrigerant and a compressor to extract heat…"
Jul 30
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Lucyna de Barbaro commented on Chris Morin's blog post HVAC: A Fast Growing Career Opportunity
"Hi Chris, I would be interested to hear from you if/to what extent HVAC trades people are trained and embrace the need for energy efficiency in homes... I think quite a lot depends on their work, Thanks, Lucyna"
Jan 2
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HVAC: A Fast Growing Career Opportunity

 After a recent successful post on LinkedIn, where I was promoting the hiring of apprentices from our Vocational Schools, I decided to do a bit of research that should not be too surprising to those of us within the HVAC and Plumbing industries.  If you are in fact looking to make a career change or commitment this year - please read below and consider a fast growing, high reward job in the trades!   The recent press, pioneered by efforts like Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) and most recently in…See More
Jan 2
Chris Morin replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Technical question about mini split heat pump line set maximum length
"Hi Chris!   I just happened to come across your question after I posted my most recent blog - Mitsubishi Ductless happens to be my specialty (and full-time job)!   That condenser is pre-charged for 98' of pipe.   Each zone can be…"
Jan 1
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HVAC: A Fast Growing Career Opportunity

 After a recent successful post on LinkedIn, where I was promoting the hiring of apprentices from our Vocational Schools, I decided to do a bit of research that should not be too surprising to those of us within the HVAC and Plumbing industries.  If you are in fact looking to make a career change or commitment this year - please read below and consider a fast growing, high reward job in the trades!   The recent press, pioneered by efforts like Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) and most recently in…See More
Jan 1

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Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Educator / Trainer, Manufacturer
Professional Certification
BPI, NATE
Blog URL
http://hvacproblog.com
Twitter ID
@HVACMorin
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/HVACMorin/
LinkedIn Profile
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophermorinhvac/

Christopher Morin is currently the HVAC Technical Field Representative for Conservation Services Group (CSG) and the Cool Smart Program. An ACCA approved Residential System Design Instructor, Christopher instructs participating contractors and technicians on proper system design, quality installation verification (QIV), Energy Star Quality Installation (ESQI), and duct testing – both in the classroom and in the field. Christopher holds a B.S. in Business Management from University of Phoenix, MA Master Sheet Metal License, BPI Building Analyst, as well as NATE Certifications in Installation and Service for Heat Pumps, Air-Conditioning, and Gas Furnaces.

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HVAC: A Fast Growing Career Opportunity

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 6:29pm 1 Comment

 After a recent successful post on LinkedIn, where I was promoting the hiring of apprentices from our Vocational Schools, I decided to do a bit of research that should not be too surprising to those of us within the HVAC and Plumbing industries.  If you are in fact looking to make a career change or commitment this year - please read below and consider a fast growing, high reward job in the…

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HVAC Industry: Who wins with High Warranties?

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 1:26pm 4 Comments

During the sales process, it is inevitable warranty periods will be raised.  I remember raving about how the latest and greatest HVAC product led the industry with the longest warranty period.  Very often this only lasted a short period of time as other Manufacturer’s would continue to match warranties with their line.  Things often got out of hand as warranties have reached ‘limited lifetime’ on parts like compressors or heat…

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The #1 Item Missing from High-Efficient HVAC Installations

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

     Imagine this: you go out to your local entertainment big-box store and purchase the top of the line “HUMONGOUS” television.  When you get home, you don’t think anything about it and just go ahead plugging it directly into the wall socket, right?  What’s that you say, ludicrous?  Of course, we would only plug that piece of beautiful technology into a UL rated surge protector!

     So, I gave it away in the first paragraph: a UL rated surge protector.  But, don’t…

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How Low Should I Operate my Heat Pump?

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 2:30pm 3 Comments

UPDATED: Break Even COP’s for MA

How do you know if you should install a ductless mini-split, or upgrade your air-conditioner to a heat-pump and create a dual-source application during replacement this Winter?  I have been asked this countless times over the past week!  I personally always prefer the option of multiple fuel sources, particularly since energy prices have been all over the place during the last decade.  Fortunately, using averaged…

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