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.

Reasons an Air Conditioner Compressor Will Not Start

An air conditioning compressor is the heart of an A/C unit and can be a real problem if not working. There are many things that can cause a compressor to stop working. Below is a list of some common issues to look for when troubleshooting a unit. Five Reasons an Air Conditioner Compressor Will Not… Read More »

Evaporative Swamp Cooler Switch Thermostat Wiring

The wiring of a swamp cooler is not complex but if you have never wired up a motor before, or feel uncomfortable with electricity it is advisable to hire an electrician to wire up your cooler. Motors and switches wiring can change from different manufactures. Be sure to always follow the schematics from the manufacture… Read More »

How to Oil the Bearings on a Swamp Cooler

A video is at the bottom of the page for a visual walk through if needed. Evaporative coolers need basic maintenance every year for them to work well and last many years. Oiling the bearings on the rib cage fan is one of those things that should be done yearly. Keeping them oiled up is… Read More »

HVAC Return Air Filter Explained

What is an HVAC Return Air Filter? A Return Air Filter keeps dust and other debris from entering a heating and cooling system and working properly. Air must cycle through an HVAC unit to work heating and cooling a home. Air is blown into a home through the vents and pulled into the unit through… Read More »