Author Archives: Aaron Benetti

HVAC Start and Run Capacitor Explained and Replacement

Capacitors are used in HVAC to help electrical motors to start and keep running smoothly. They are low-cost components that come in multiple packages, shapes, and sizes. What are Start Run Capacitors? A Start capacitor helps a motor start to turn, while a Run capacitor helps it to operate more smoothly. Motors used in HVAC,… Read More »

What is the Best Ways To Heat a Garage?

Garages are often the last place heat is added in a home, but it can become necessary to have a comfortable work area. Often it depends on the climate for what is the best way to heat an open space such as a garage. For example, what works in the American Southwest likely won’t work… Read More »

Heating and Cooling Liquid Line Filter Driers an Overview

Most HVAC professionals would agree that moisture is the single most detrimental factor in a refrigeration system. A unit can stand only a small amount of water. For this reason, the majority of refrigeration and air conditioning systems contain driers. Several designs of heat pumps have two driers. Liquid line driers have been used in… Read More »

How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Condenser Fan Motor

The average cost to replace a condensing fan motor is roughly 400-500 dollars depending on the HVAC company. This includes air conditioners and Heat pump units. A condensing fan motor by itself will cost roughly $75-$150 dollars. The reason for the high cost is having an HVAC service technician come out and replace the motor,… Read More »

How To Furnace Propane Natural Gas Conversion

Converting natural gas to propane or propane to natural gas is the same processes by installing new orifices, springs and possibly other components. It involves changing out the correct-sized furnace orifices/jets and the gas valve spring. Always follow the instructions for the furnace being worked on as there can be differences between units. The same… Read More »