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.

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 important a dirty… 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 that said… Read More »

How to Fix A Loud Noisy Air Conditioner Unit

A noisy loud air conditioner can be an annoyance especially when sleeping or watching TV. Not all air conditioners are made equal when it comes to how much noise they make. Some are so quiet you don’t even know it has turned on while others can wake you up in the middle of the night.… Read More »

Buying And Replacing a Furnace Capacitor

Purchasing a furnace capacitor and installing it is easy to do and falls into the do-it-yourself category. Basic precautions need to be taken mainly turning the power off to the furnace as not to get shocked. Furnaces can fall into three categories when it comes to capacitors. Not have a capacitor at all. Some units… Read More »

Our Picks for Best Refrigerant Leak Detectors for HVAC

Finding a refrigerant leak on an HVAC system can be easy at times and other times almost impossible. One method is to use a bubbly liquid sprayed around were a possible leak is to visibly be able to see the leaks location. Using this method does work but often requires lots of time, especially for… Read More »

Our Picks for Best HVAC Tool Bags

Buying a HVAC tool bag is something that very much must fit the user. A tool bag can be the best available and will not be any good unless it feels right to the person using it. Many things can effect this from the pocket layout to the handles used to carry it about. Everyone… 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 be done… Read More »

Test and Replace the Fan Limit Switch on a Furnace

What is a Fan Limit Switch? A furnace has two switches called a fan limit switch and a high limit switch, these switches can be separate or in one package called a combination switch.   High limit switch A high limit control switch will turn off the gas to a furnace if the temperature becomes… Read More »