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How to Clean a Window Air Conditioner

Cleaning a window air conditioner unit is something that needs to be done at least once a year to keep the unit operating the best it possibly can.   Most clean their units at the end of the cooling season such as September but it can be cleaned whenever it is convenient.   Items needed… Read More »

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How to Quiet an Air Conditioner That Rattles or Buzzes

As an air conditioning unit ages it can start to make rattling or buzzing sounds that can be distracting.   While calling a HVAC technician is always recommend there are some things that can be done by the DIYer to see if the problem goes away.   The first thing is to simple go around… Read More »

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What Is the Best Way to Heat and Cool a Mobile Home?

Heating and cooling a mobile home can defer from a standard home.   From the installation of a HVAC system to the build of the mobile home itself some things defer from conventional home.   Installation of a air conditioning system into a mobile can often be easier since they are often not set on… Read More »

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Step-By-Step How To Clean Dryer Vent

Cleaning a dryer vent is one of those necessary household chores that needs to be done occasionally.   There are cleaning services that will come out clean it for you but cleaning the dryer vent is a easy DIY fix that can save money.   Items Needed A few items are necessary to clean the… Read More »

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How to Fix A Loud Noisy Heat Pump Unit

A noisy loud heat pump can be a annoyance especially when sleeping or watching TV.   Not all heat pump are made the same when it comes to how much noise they make.   Some are so quiet you don’t even know it has turned on while others can force you to turn the volume… Read More »

What are the Best Swamp Cooler Pads?

Changing the swamp cooler pads during maintenance is necessary to keep an evaporative cooler running properly.   Since the pads are what makes a unit cool as water passes though and evaporates they can be a big performance factor.   There are two main types of cooling pads called Fiber and Rigid, each of which… Read More »

Reasons an Air Conditioner Compressor Will Not Start

An air conditioning compressor is the heart of the the unit and can be a real problem if not working.   There are many things that can cause a compressor to stop working.   Below is a list of some common issues to look for when troubleshooting a unit.   Five Reasons an Air Conditioner… Read More »

Window Air Conditioner and Rain

Window mounted air conditioners are low cost devices that will cool a space when it becomes hot.   They are popular since they cost less then most other types of heating and cooling equipment such as standard whole house units.   Like any equipment maintenance and care must be given to a window unit for… Read More »

Our Picks for Best Wet Dry Vacuums for HVAC

Having a good Wet Dry Vac to clean up a mess or drain out water is a must have tool for a HVAC tech.   There are many sizes and brands to choose from in all different price ranges.   Portability is the main concern and storing it, taking it out and packing it should… Read More »