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.

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 an air conditioning system into a mobile can often be easier since they are often not set on… Read More »

What is a Good Thermometer for HVAC?

Taking temperature readings is part of a HVAC technicians job from reading air differences at the supply and return, to reading super heat and sub cooling.   So what makes for a good HVAC thermometer? This really depends on the job.   For example pocket thermometers are a great tool to carry around and get… Read More »

Our Picks for Best HVAC Vacuum Pumps 2019

With so many HVAC Vacuum Pumps to choose from how can you make sure you’re purchasing the right one for your job?   Most air conditioning systems today require a critical charge for optimal operation this makes them very sensitive to moisture and other contaminants which can freeze up the system, corrode the metals, and… Read More »

Our List for The Top Ten Best HVAC Books 2019

Are you starting a HVAC career? Or possibly a at home do-it-yourself type person looking to save money on repairs? Then below are our top ten picks for books on HVAC. One of the things about HVAC is that the technology hasn’t moved as fast as many other fields, especially fields that are computer science… Read More »

Heating And Cooling Unit Options For One Room

Single rooms have several options when it comes to heating and cooling.   There are short term cheap options which are expensive to use and long term more expensive options which are cheap to run.   Which heating cooling unit that is used will vary from one person to another since budget and other considerations… Read More »

How to Test Water Column Gauges for Gas Furnaces

What is Water Column? Water column is how gas pressure is measured. The first devices to measure gas pressure were tubes in a U shape half filed with water. Pressure was applied to one side of the tube from a gas line and other side left open. How far the gas pressure pushed the water… 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 »

Our Picks for Best 120 Volt Electric Garage Heaters

Keeping a garage warm, or at least warmer, is ideal when working during the winter. One of the problems with many garages is they lack a 220 volt outlet to run a heavy duty heater.   220 volts is ideal to get the high amps needed to run a commercial style electric heater.   With… Read More »

Furnace Filters Reviews: Best to Worst

Replacing a furnace filter is often not on the top of the to-do-list.   It can be overlooked until the furnace is not working properly or the air becomes less clean.   People with allergies are often the first to notice when a furnace filter has become dirty and needs replaced.   And just as… Read More »