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 a Thermostat EM Emergency Heat

A thermostat with EM. Heat option, is short for Emergency Heat. Emergency heat is separate from the standard heating system and should only be used when a house is very cold. When EM. Heat is used power usage will go up quickly, which will, of course, will show up on a power bill. Emergency heat… 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 »

Our Picks for Best 110/120 Volt Electric Garage Heaters

Keeping a garage warm, or at least warmer, is ideal when working during cold weather. One of the problems with many garages is they lack a 220-volt outlet to run a heavy duty-heater. 220-volts is ideal for getting the high amps needed to run a commercial-style electric heater. With that said, there are many 110/120-volt… Read More »

Causes and Fixes for AC Unit Buzzing Every Few Minutes

If you have an air conditioner that is buzzing every few minutes, there are several common causes and fixes. Often it is simply a bad part that needs to be replaced, and the buzzing goes away. The first step is to narrow down which component is making the noise and then, if necessary replace it.… Read More »

How Many Microns is Good in an HVAC System

HVAC systems such as air conditioning units need a vacuum set on the system before refrigerant is released. A good vacuum pump will remove airborne moisture and or non-condensable from the system and will boil off moisture. The deeper the vacuum, the lower the micron level, which is needed for an HVAC system to last… Read More »

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 an HVAC system to the build of the mobile home itself, some things differ from a conventional home. Installation of an HVAC system into a mobile can often be easier since they are usually not set on a slab… Read More »