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 »

Gas Furnace Sequence of Operation

There are different types of furnaces and furnace manufacture but below is the most common steps for a furnace to go through to start. While most furnaces will follow the below sequences there may be variations in models and manufacturers. Gas Furnace Sequence of Operation The thermostat reaches a set temperature and sends a signal… 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 »

How To Install UV Light In an HVAC System

UV lights are a great option for an HVAC system to kill off mold, mildew, and airborne viruses. This makes them ideal in many scenarios for keeping the air cleaner to breathe. What Are HVAC UV Lights? HVAC UV Lights are bulbs that radiate UV light that kills mold, mildew, and airborne viruses. UV (Ultraviolet)… 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 »

Types of Gas Furnaces: AFUE Efficiency Explained

Furnaces have been in a constant evolution to become more efficient and last longer. During this constant change manufactures have continued to rethink the way furnaces work, from lighting gas with a pilot light, to using an eclectic igniter. Even though furnaces have changed over the years many older units are still in service and… Read More »