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10 HVACR Apps

How's your "app-titude" been lately? Are you and your technicians using apps more frequently? You should. Even my basic HVACR terminology app is a helpful A-Z guide, with all major industry terms defined.

We've written much about apps in the pages of Contracting Business.com. See the following:

http://bit.ly/getappy

http://bit.ly/Top10ContractorApps

http://bit.ly/anappforthatcb

I think the best thing about apps, other than their benefit to the technician and business owner, is their low price. I know there are some glitch stories out there, but all-in-all, apps work.

Here's 10 more I found recently. You may have already downloaded some of these:

ASHRAE 62.1: By Carmel. Perform ventilation calculations. http://bit.ly/ashrae621app

Bitzer Refrigerant Reference:http://bit.ly/bitzerreftool (Other manufacturers also have refrigerant apps. Simply Google the co. name and "refrigerant app" to find them.)

Decibel meter:

Some sound apps get mixed results. Youtube demo was good. http://bit.ly/decibelapp

Docstogo: Create, review and edit Microsoft Word and Excel Documents for ipad: http://bit.ly/docstogoipad

HVAC Toolkit:

By Carmel. With Quick load, duct sizer, piping, psychrometrics, on and on: http://bit.ly/hvactoolkitapp

Remote Desktop: "Leave your laptop behind," they say. http://bit.ly/cbremoteapp

PipeSizer-Gas Plus:

Quickly size a simple low (<= 1.5 psi) and/or high (> 1.5 psi) pressure gas piping system by inputting a number of piping and gas properties. http://bit.ly/pipesizergasapp

PowerCalc: Performs basic electrical power calculations with watts, volts, amps, and motor power factor. http://bit.ly/powercalcapp Scale Ruler: On-screen ruler that can be used as a normal ruler: http://bit.ly/scalerulerapp Seismometer: What's shakin,' dude? Measure everything that vibrates, shakes or moves. http://bit.ly/seismoapp

Reply here, and let us know about your favorite apps when you "got a minute."

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