How To Clean Your Furnace Motor And Filter
4 May 2016
You don't have to be an HVAC expert to make your furnace run a little smoother and more efficient. There are many common problems with furnaces that can be fixed with very little training or tools. Perhaps the most common problem that you can fix on your own is to clean the motor and filter. This article explains how you can access your motor, and then clean it and the filter for better airflow and efficiency in your HVAC system.
How To Test And Replace An AC Contactor
3 May 2016
The contactor on a central air conditioner is an electrical part that receives the signal from your home's thermostat and then starts the unit into action. Problems with the contactor can cause rapid cycling – or turning on and then immediately off – or prevent the unit from turning on at all.
You can test the contactor yourself if you own a multi-meter with built-in continuity testing, and removing and replacing the part, if necessary, are fairly easy tasks.
3 Reasons To Consider Installing Radiant Heating
2 May 2016
One of the best heating options available to a homeowner is radiant heating, mostly because this heating system is able to provide a number of benefits and advantages that other heating options will have a hard time matching. A radiant system foregoes the use of fans, ducts, and furnace in favor of heating panels placed underneath your floors and in the walls. Listed below are just some of the reasons to consider a radiant heating system.
Safety Tips To Follow Before Draining Your Gas Hot Water Heater
29 April 2016
If your gas hot water heater is not properly heating your water, you may decide to try to drain it in case sediment has built up inside the tank. If so, use the following tips before you begin to keep from hurting yourself or busting the tank.
Turn Off The Burner And The Gas Valve
Before you begin, you want to make sure that there is no danger of gas leaking into your work area.