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Common Duct Cleaning Questions Homeowners Often Need Answered

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There can be many different tasks that you might need to do over the course of owning your air conditioning system to keep it functioning as smoothly and effectively as possible. However, homeowners will often overlook the need to keep the ductwork clean. To help you better appreciate the importance of this maintenance, you should be mindful of the answers to these common questions about this part of maintaining a home’s air conditioning system. Read More»

Three Ways To Prepare A Hot Home For An HVAC Contractor

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The HVAC system going out is going to be difficult in the middle of the summer. When the HVAC goes out, you may immediately notice just how hot your house becomes, especially on the upper levels. If your HVAC goes out during a blazing hot day, you will need to get into contact with an HVAC contractor immediately. You should do your best to make the house as comfortable as possible within the next few hours while you wait for the HVAC expert. Read More»

How To Clean Both Sides Of Your Condenser Coils

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Your air conditioner is naturally going to become less efficient over the years. The condenser unit is particularly vulnerable to losing efficiency because it is located on the outside of the house. Certain components will get dirty from being outdoors, causing them to run less effectively and putting more stress on your condenser motor. This article explains how you can clean your condenser coils for a more productive AC system. Read More»

How To Install A New Blower Wheel In A Prepped Electric Furnace

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Your heating and air conditioning unit has a motorized fan that blows the heated air out of the furnace and through your house. The fan assembly contains the motor and a blower wheel that acts as the fan. If your furnace has stopped blowing out hot air and you narrowed the problem down to the blower wheel, your first step would be to remove the assembly from the furnace and pull out the old wheel. Read More»

How To Remove And Replace A Broken Pressure Switch In Your Furnace

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A pressure switch is a safety sensor inside your heating and air conditioning unit that checks to make sure the proper air pressure is present for combustion gas ventilation. If the air pressure isn’t present, the switch will keep your unit from turning on because the combustion could either fail or cause harmful gasses to release into your home. If the pressure switch breaks, the furnace will either start shutting off quickly after starting or will fail to turn on at all. Read More»

Buying an Older Mobile Home? Be Alert to These Potential Plumbing Issues

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Mobile homes are the less-expensive step into home ownership and many of the most modern mobile homes are designed to be almost as efficient as any traditional house. However, mobile homes that were built several years ago are not always up to today’s standards, and many of the older ones you find on the market could have an array of problems, especially where plumbing is concerned. To ensure you don’t invest in an older mobile home and end up with a host of plumbing problems, there are a few signs and symptoms of trouble you should be looking for while you shop. Read More»

How To Remove The Broken Blower Motor In Your Furnace

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The blower motor in your furnace powers a fan that helps circulate air through both the HVAC unit and your home. If the motor goes out, your furnace will likely stop working. You will need to work through some troubleshooting to make sure the motor is the problem. But if you have narrowed the cause down to the motor, the replacement process only requires a few tools essential tools and some time. Read More»

How To Test The Capacitors On An HVAC With A Stalling Compressor

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An air conditioning compressor requires a steady stream of electricity to keep the motor running. If the electrical current should interrupt somehow, the compressor will shut off prematurely, and your system won’t receive the necessary refrigerant fuel that provides the cooling. When a compressor suddenly stops working, the problem might trace back to the capacitors. HVAC units usually have a run capacitor that can give the operating compressor a small boost if the electricity lags. Read More»

How to Remove the Draft Inducer on a Furnace That Starts Then Quickly Stops

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The draft inducer motor on a furnace helps promote the vital air circulation that keeps the combustion and heating processes operating properly. If the motor breaks, your unit will likely start rapid cycling. Replacing the draft inducer motor doesn’t take a lot of advanced knowledge but does take some time and effort. The first hurdle is getting the old draft inducer out of the furnace. If you have questions or qualms during the process, call a heating and cooling services company or appliance repairs service for help. Read More»

How to Install a New Blower Motor into a Prepped Furnace

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The furnace blower motor ensures the motorized fan can promote air circulation that keeps the unit working properly to heat your home. A breaking or broken motor can cause your furnace to behave erratically, lose efficiency, and then finally stop working. You should narrow the problem to ensure you don’t instead have a broken capacitor or another such problem, but you can then settle on the motor being the issue. Read More»