HVAC Tape

How to Identify Printed HVAC Tape

How to Identify Printed HVAC Tape

The use of a printed HVAC tape helps HVAC system inspectors to identify the tape and determine whether the materials used adhere to the standards and codes required. Most UL listed tapes feature the manufacturer’s file number as well as the UL code on the tape’s...

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What is Line Set Tape?

What is Line Set Tape?

Line set tape is a UV-resistant solution for outdoor HVAC components, such as the air condenser unit and the connecting hoses. In addition to UV rays, Line set tape is also resistant to humidity, moisture and a wide range of temperatures. While most HVAC tapes are...

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Tips for Applying HVAC Tape

Tips for Applying HVAC Tape

Applying HVAC tape properly is important to ensuring all necessary components of the HVAC system are completely sealed and seamed together. The following three steps can ensure the most effective way to apply HVAC tape to achieve complete system closure: Cut or tear...

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Does your HVAC tape measure up?

Does your HVAC tape measure up?

An HVAC tape's performance is directly related to its measurable characteristics, and understanding the impact each quality makes is critical to choosing the right tape for the job. Does your HVAC tape measure up? Looking for an HVAC tape that meets the mark? Find a...

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How do I apply HVAC tape in tight spaces?

How do I apply HVAC tape in tight spaces?

With no two jobs being the same, HVAC technicians must learn to adapt to the challenges of the jobsite environments – including working efficiently in small spaces. Attics and crawlspaces are often where HVAC maintenance and repair takes place, but with little to no...

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Do You Have What it Takes?

Do You Have What it Takes?

Shurtape is seeking up to three HVAC students to participate in the fourth year of the Mission: HVAC, Educating for Success program. Selected students for 2018 will have the opportunity to: Participate in HVAC-themed missions to further their knowledge of the industry...

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Why are some HVAC tapes printable?

Why are some HVAC tapes printable?

Printability is an important consideration to HVAC tape manufacturers because it allows information to be printed on the tape itself in addition to being on the core of the roll and on the packaging. In HVAC system inspections, inspectors need to be able to quickly...

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What is indoor air quality?

What is indoor air quality?

Indoor air quality is the quality level of air inside a conditioned home or building. This relates to the health and well-being of the occupants, including comfort level. Your indoor air quality can be compromised if the HVAC system gets contaminated by foreign...

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What is mastic?

What is mastic?

Mastic is a water-based paste that can be applied to seams in an HVAC system in order to help seal the system. It is typically used to fill crevices that an HVAC tape can’t reach, especially because of its peanut butter-like consistency, which allows it to conform to...

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