Category Archives: HVAC how to

HVAC or Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning has been with us for some time now from gas furnaces to cooling the air in our homes. The problem as with anything modern is it cost money when things break. This site is here to help everyone from the at home do-it-yourself person to the beginning HVAC technicians. With articles about troubleshooting HVAC problems.

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 »

HVAC Contactors 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 »

Replacing a Relay Contactor on a Heat Pump

The contactor / relay in a heat pump controls the power coming into a unit. The main power is plugged onto one side from a breaker or disconnect, and the units blower motor, compressor, control board and everything else plug into the other side.   When 24 volts is sent to the contactor a coil… Read More »

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 likely wont work… Read More »