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 »

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 »

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 »

Where To Buy R22 Refrigerant

R22 is being phased out in favor of more environmentally friendly refrigerant types such as R134a. Since 1995 no new R22 refrigerant can be imported or created under the Montreal Protocol. R22 refrigerant can still be bought since it can be recycled from existing sources. When an HVAC service technician turns in bottles of old… Read More »