Check out these apps to make the most of this essential service career
As you know if you’re training to be an HVAC professional, this important role contributes to the comfort and health of workers, residents, and visitors in indoor environments. These trained professionals are busy throughout the year, installing, repairing, and maintaining the systems that regulate the temperature and air quality inside all kinds of structures, from commercial buildings and manufacturing plants to private homes and more.
The following mobile applications can be helpful in your work as an HVAC professional, whether it’s to quickly obtain an accurate reading or help you find the right tool for the job. Here we provide some brief descriptions to links where you can find out more. (Note that we’re not promoting or endorsing any of these applications. Rather, we encourage you to use this list as a starting point for your own research.)
The following two apps are free:
This free app aids in calculating a charge for each of the following: airflow, subcooling (TXV), and superheat (non TXV). This virtual calculator allows you to efficiently determine the right charge and get any system up and running.
- iHandy Level – iOS and Android
This app offers a “true level” that ensures straight angles, slopes, and verticals. This could be useful when using a number of gadgets and tools on your tool belt.
The following three mobile phone applications are relatively inexpensive, but see whether they’d be a good investment for you:
- HVAC Professional – iOS
This all-in-one app includes formulas and charts along with the complete International Mechanical Code. The app helps you regulate everything from chimney clearance to conversions and area calculations.
This app serves as a virtual billing assistant, with tools to help you schedule, dispatch, quote, and invoice directly on site. With the app you can add and update customer information, provide real-time status information, and read service history right on your phone. ESC Mobile Tech also allows you to generate quotes that you can send directly to your customer and provides ways to process payments.
This award-winning app includes information for 73 different coolants, Airflow, and TEET calculations, as well as calculating Superheat and Subcool targets. It’s an easy-to-use, versatile app for refrigerant charging and diagnostics.
Take some time to check out these and other smartphone apps. See what other users say about their experience using some similar products, and when possible, try out the free apps. Finding the right online tools can save you time on the job!
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