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.

How To Buy and Replace 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 »

How To Test a Gas Furnace Pressure Switch

What is a Gas Furnace Pressure Switch? A gas furnace pressure switch is a safety component that makes sure gas is being vented from a furnace before starting. The furnace pressure switch sends a signal to the furnace control board that verifies the inducer motor is working. An inducer motor spins creating a vacuum that… Read More »

Gas Furnace Components and Parts Explained

A gas furnace can be broken down to its individual parts. Below is the main basic components for almost any gas furnace. Gas Furnace Components and Parts Explained Heat Exchanger When gas burns it gives off toxic fumes including carbon monoxide which is dangerous when breathed in. To keep the toxic gases separate from the… Read More »

Troubleshooting A Furnace Pilot Light Problem

Furnace Pilot Light Troubleshooting Steps The first thing is to make sure your thermostat is set to ‘heat’ and turned to above room temperature.   How To lite the Pilot Light Be sure gas to furnace is on. Turn knob on gas valve to pilot. Press knob down and hold (or slide and hold on… Read More »

Parts and Overview for Old Gas Furnaces

Furnaces are generally considered as being the heating part of an air conditioning system. They also serve as the air handling and filtering section of a complete system. Furnaces may be designed to use the various types of gases, fuel oil, or electric resistance elements as the heat source. The type of heat source will… Read More »

Our Picks: Top Furnace Repair Books

If you need to work on a furnace having a good book about furnace repair is always a good idea. While the internet has many YouTube videos and web pages that teach parts of furnace repair a book can be much more thorough and detailed. A good book also has the ability to be a… Read More »

How Does a Furnace Work

What type of system do you have? Chances are you have heard the term forced air heating, but what is forced air heating? Forced air heating is nothing more than when air is heated and distributed through a home using air. The air can be heated by a gas furnace, an electric furnace, or a… Read More »

How To Replace and Install a New Gas Furnace

  Installing a new furnace is a great way to save money for a do-it-yourself type of person. Some HVAC / construction skills will be needed. But if you feel comfortable connecting a gas line, hooking up a vent , can use tin snips and a hammer then you will have minimal if any problems.… Read More »

How To Do It Yourself Gas Furnace Replacement (DIY)

If your old furnace has had its best days behind it and you need a new one installed and replaced, then installing it your self is always a possibility. This will depend on your abilities and HVAC/construction skills. The main issue will be safety for not only installing a furnace but mainly when dealing with… Read More »