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Types of Electric Space Heaters for Home Use

There are many types of space heaters designs and options for a home.   They are are small and versatile devices that can be used in an emergency or as supplemental heat. Most all will come with a built-in thermostat and high low temperature settings.   The type of unit that works best will vary… Read More »

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What is the Best Heater for a Basement?

Keeping a basement warm and dry can be a challenge at times depending on how it was built.   There are many ways to heat a basement and maintain a nice comfortable living space.   Since many things can effect the outcome such as climate or build we list our favorite options for heating a… Read More »

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What is the Best Ways To Heat a Garage?

Garages are often the last place heat is added in a home but can become necessary to have a comfortable work area.   Often it depends on the climate of were you live that will dictate the best way to heat a open space such as a garage. What works in Arizona likley wont work… 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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How To Replace the Capacitor In a Window Air Conditioning Unit

Replacing the capacitor in a window air conditioner is no a difficult task but car must taken so no harm is done to yourself or the unit.   If you have no experience in HVAC, electrical, or other equivalent background it would be best to buy a new unit since high voltage is fed into… Read More »

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DIY Heat Pump Ductless Mini Split Unit

Heat pumps are very versatile in the way they can heat and cool a space.   Mini split heat pumps can be installed into anything from a garage to a shed.   Home additions are also a good use of a mini split heat pump, when the duct work can’t be extended.   Another benefit… 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 »

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 »

The Top Quiet Window Mounted Air Conditioner Reviews 2017

Finding a quiet window mounted air conditioner can be a challenge. Mainly since the noisy components, the compressor and fan, are located directly inside the packaged unit.   Since the compressor is located in the unit and not outside away from the home some degree of noise will always be present.   With that said… Read More »

How To Clean the Indoor Coil on a Window Air Conditioner

Window air conditioners are good at keeping a room cool when it is hot but do need maintenance to work properly.   One of the maintenance requirements they need is cleaning the coils inside and outside so that air can properly remove heat.   If the inside coils become clogged no air can blow past… 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 »

Our Picks for Top Best Thermostats for Homes

Thermostats are everyday items that keep our lives comfortable whether it is hot or cold.   Getting a good one for your heating and cooling system can also save on cost by reducing the temperature when it is needed the least.   There is also WiFi and smart thermostats that have many added features.  … Read More »

What is the Quietest Electric Space Heaters?

Electric space heaters are a nice convenience but can be annoying if they are loud.   Having a quiet electric space heater can no-doubt help make a home more comfortable.   So what are the quietest space heaters?   There is different types of technology used with space heaters making some of them less noisy… Read More »

HVAC Contractors and Relays Explained

Contactors and relays are used on almost all heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment for the operation of loads in the system.   Contactors relays are similar in their operation, because both contain sets of cant and a coil that is used to open or close the contacts.     The contactor is larger and capable… Read More »

What is the Safest Space Heater?

Space heaters have come a long way since the early units were first introduced with built-in safety features almost standard.   Some units are built with more safety features than others making them better to use in many scenarios. Often the less heat output needed the safer the unit but there are many units that… Read More »

Our Picks for the Best Quietest Space Heater

Space heaters can be great little units for heating up a room or maintaining warmth in a space, but can be annoying if loud.   Most electric space heaters have a fan to dissipate heat into a room and make some noise.   There are however units that make little to no noise and can… Read More »