As forward-looking city planners react to the news of climate
change by tightening building codes for heightened energy
efficiency and air quality, contractors and distributors are on the
On November 4, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) – referred to by some as Factory 4.0
or Industry 4.0 – is ushering in a revolution on the factory floor
-- one with clear implications for HVACR contractors...
On October 29, 2019
Conventional buildings, and the construction process that creates
them have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of
people and the planet. They’re costly to maintain and operate,
On October 17, 2019
Simple maintenance steps for system reliability There are simple
steps that an HVACR technician can take during their routine spring
and fall inspections or at any time when onsite to...
On October 15, 2019
In today’s world where time is precious, doing the job right the
first time is critical. Your customers want reliability and
appreciate the attention to detail that will ensure their system
On October 2, 2019
Not everyone is familiar with all the intricacies of HVACR as we
are at Parker Sporlan and that’s okay. Whenever you have
questions, you can always contact our world class Technical Support
On September 11, 2019
Parker Sporlan's new web-based product selection program,
Virtual Engineer, allows the user to size, select and fully
configure products for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
On August 15, 2019
Non-condensable gasses such as air, hydrogen, nitrogen and
hydrocarbons reduce the overall efficiency of refrigeration
systems. The effects of non-condensable gasses, in a refrigeration
On May 15, 2019
Contractors provide service to customers with many different system
applications in the field with an even wider variety of capacity
requirements. Today, the number of refrigerants that a...
On April 18, 2019
A refrigerant distributor is a device connected to the outlet of an
expansion valve when paired with a multi-circuit evaporator. The
outlet of the distributor is machined to accept tubing...
On March 19, 2019
To obtain long term system life, it is important to keep
contaminants to a minimum. This is particularly true of a heavy
duty application such as a heat pump. Therefore, all heat pumps
should have at...
On February 20, 2019
Manufacturers have been successfully applying Parker Sporlan
Thermostatic Expansion Valves on Heat Pump Applications for many
years. Parker Sporlan's large diaphragm and durable welded element
On January 29, 2019
2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the
company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end
of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019
Working in the HVAC and Refrigeration industry there are many times
when you are going to have applied torque when working on a
particular job. In this blog, we help you understand the basics...
On December 18, 2018
Today more and more applications are utilizing “heat reclaim” as a
means of providing a supplementary or even a primary heat source.
Heat reclaim can significantly lower energy costs. Heat reclaim...
On November 14, 2018
The design and operation of Parker Sporlan Head Pressure Control
Valves are discussed thoroughly in Bulletin 90-30. Installation and
service is covered in Bulletin 90-31. This Climate Control...
On October 24, 2018
As most of us know, sizing solenoid valves for split condensers
seem to be more of an art, than a science. Many tangibles affect
the calculations. This Climate Control blog will provide...
On October 10, 2018
With the introduction of ZoomLock Flame-Free Refrigerant Fittings
we have come across many people in the HVACR industry that have
questions about using it. So here we answer the 10 most...
On September 11, 2018
Customers have complained of hydraulic hammering noises on heat
pump systems for years. Field people refer to it as the
“knock-knock” noise. The complaints usually surface at the end of
On August 22, 2018
Condenser coil cleaning is one of those subjects in which there is
much misdirection and misinformation being propagated by some
manufacturers/distributors that has caused unfortunate confusion in
On July 31, 2018