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May 21, 2024
What Size HVAC Do I Need? The Ultimate Sizing Guide

What Size HVAC Do I Need? (2024 Update) Utility bills are a significant part of any household budget, especially in climates with severe summers and winters. The size of your HVAC unit is one of the biggest factors in heating and cooling costs . To determine the right size HVAC system for your home, you […]

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May 16, 2024
Freon Leak Detector: Everything You Need to Know

Freon Leak Detector Guide (2024 Update) Prolonged exposure to Freon can lead to serious health issues, including lung fluid buildup, lung failure, heart problems, brain damage, and even death . A refrigerant leak can also raise your energy bills by as much as 35% . This guide will help you determine which Freon leak detector […]

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April 20, 2024
How To Test a Thermocouple: The Easy Multimeter Way

How to Test a Thermocouple: A Comprehensive Guide Introduction Most natural gas-based appliances, such as water heaters, stoves, and furnaces, use a thermocouple as a safety shut-off device to prevent harmful gas leakage if the pilot light goes out. According to our research, even though standing pilot lights have become somewhat obsolete in recent years […]

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April 18, 2024
How to Prevent Condensation on AC Ducts: 6 Steps

Preventing Condensation on AC Ducts: A Comprehensive Guide Why Condensation on AC Ducts is a Problem Condensation on air conditioning ductwork is a common issue during warm and humid summers. According to the principles of thermodynamics, when cool air inside the ducts comes into contact with warm, humid air outside, moisture condenses on the surface […]

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April 16, 2024
Troubleshooting AC Compressor: How to Find the Most Common Issues

Troubleshooting AC Compressor Tips If your central air conditioner isn't working properly or not cooling your home adequately, it's easy to suspect the compressor, as it is the heart of the system. The AC compressor circulates refrigerant, which captures heat inside your home and releases it outside to cool the indoor air. However, before assuming […]

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April 16, 2024
How to Light a Water Heater with Electronic Pilot

How to Light a Water Heater with Electronic Pilot Introduction This guide explains in detail how to light a water heater with an electronic pilot when starting a new unit or restarting one after repairs or service. If you're unsure what type of water heater you have, the "Tools & Specs to Keep in Mind" […]

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April 14, 2024
HVAC Training 101: Your Potential Career Path

HVAC Training: A Promising Career Path with Excellent Job Prospects The HVAC Industry Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The BLS predicts that […]

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April 5, 2024
The Average HVAC Technician Salary On the Rise

HVAC Technician Salary (2024 Update) HVAC technicians, despite their crucial role in maintaining comfort in homes and buildings, often lack the recognition they deserve. Many believe that hands-on labor, such as HVAC work, offers limited financial gain. However, the average HVAC technician salary is quite competitive in the skilled labor market . Becoming an HVAC […]

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April 4, 2024
How to Clean a Humidifier - 4 Steps to Keep Your Air Fresh

How to Clean a Humidifier for Fresh Air The Importance of Cleaning Your Humidifier Humidifiers are essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, especially in dry climates. However, without proper maintenance, humidifiers can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, which can be harmful to your health when released into the air. According to […]

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March 23, 2024
A Guide to Copeland Compressors

Copeland Compressors: Everything You Need to Know Introduction Air compressors have been an integral part of our lives for many years. They owe their popularity partially to the fact that they use air as a primary resource, which is clean, convenient, abundant, and safe. This is why compressors have become a vital piece of machinery […]

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February 19, 2024
Drop-In Refrigerants

R22 Drop-In Replacements: Considerations and Alternatives The Phase-Out of R22 Refrigerant R22 has been the most common refrigerant in residential and light commercial air conditioning applications. However, due to its damaging effects on the ozone layer, R22 has been phased out, with availability limited to existing stockpiles and recovered refrigerant from decommissioned machines . The […]

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