Category Archives: Furnace repair

Here is how to repair furnaces for the at home diy do-it-yourself type person or a beginning HVAC heating and cooling student. Furnaces heat are homes during the winter and any problem with the furnace can cost money and problems. We are here to help with any furnace problems you may face.

Furnace Thermostat Wiring and Troubleshooting

Furnace thermostat wiring falls in the DIY category that a handy type person can hook up or fix. Of course, if in doubt, be sure to call a professional. When working with a thermostat, the cover can be snapped off to expose the wiring. Before doing any work on the thermostat and wiring, take a… Read More »

Cost to Replace a Furnace Motherboard Control Board

If your furnace needs a new control board, the average cost for an HVAC technician to install it is $400-$700. If you are a DIY type of person, furnace control boards can be bought online for $50-$250, depending on the furnace. Can I Replace My Own Furnace Circuit Board? Doing it yourself is very tempting… 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 to be replaced. And just as… Read More »

How Does a Furnace Gas Draft Inducer Work?

A furnace combustion chamber burns gas and contains harmful carbon dioxide as a byproduct. The furnace draft inducer vents the toxic gasses that come from the burner. An inducer motor ensures there is a constant flow of air outside through a vent, so no toxic gasses enter a home. A draft inducer pulls toxic gasses… Read More »

How To Replace a Furnace Blower Motor and Capacitor

A furnace blower motor can be replaced by a handy DIY homeowner, which can save money. Of course, if in-doubt, be sure to call a professional HVAC technician. A new motor and capacitor will need to be bought to replace the old unit. Most hardware stores will not carry a furnace motor, but a new… Read More »

Test and Replace the Fan Limit Switch on a Furnace

What is a Fan Limit Switch? A furnace has two switches, 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 too high.… Read More »

How To Bypass the Furnace Limit Switch for Testing

Testing the furnace limit switch by bypassing it is common to see if it has gone bad. A furnace should only be run for a short while to test the switch. The furnace limit switch helps protect the heat exchanger from becoming too hot and cracking. If the heat exchanger cracks, it can let noxious… Read More »