How To Locate And Remove Your Furnace Flame Rollout Switch

The flame rollout switch is an essential furnace safety feature that makes sure the area around the burner doesn't become a hazard for a fire or carbon monoxide leak. If the switch senses either of these possibilities, the unit will turn off. Or a broken switch can turn off your unit even if one of those dangers isn't present. If you suspect a problem with the flame rollout switch, first follow the instructions in your owner's manual for resetting the switch and then test the unit. Read More 

Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: Common Signs Of Restricted Airflow

Inadequate airflow in an air conditioning system usually causes a drop in performance. This is because an air conditioner depends on the balance between warm air supply and the refrigerant's heat absorption rate to maintain an efficient heat-exchange process. Therefore, if you want to ensure that your system's performance remains at its peak, you should look out for the following restricted airflow signs. Evaporator coil icing One of the main effects of the imbalance between rate of air supply and the refrigerant's heat absorption rate is coil icing. Read More 

Does Your Water Heater Need to Be Insulated?

Water heaters ensure you have plenty of hot water. However, they can be a source of energy waste because the stored water eventually cools and needs to be reheated periodically. If you have an insulated furnace, this rate of cooling is significantly slowed. Unless you were there when the water heater was purchased, it can be difficult to tell just by looking at the machine whether it is insulated or not. Read More 

2 Ways To Keep Your HVAC Unit Running Smoothly For You

Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air condition) unit will not keep running without problems if you do not keep it maintained properly. Your HVAC unit consists of a heat pump or a furnace with AC. Both types have an interior blower and evaporator and a unit outside with a compressor and condenser coil. The information below applies to both a unit with furnace and AC in it and an HVAC unit with a heat pump. Read More 

How To Remove, Test, And Replace The Start Capacitor In A Non-Functioning Furnace

The start capacitor in a furnace offers an electrical power up boost when the unit first starts running. The capacitor helps counteract any potential disturbances in the electrical supply and ensures the system starts to run properly. If your furnace has suddenly stopped powering up correctly, the start capacitor is a good place to start your troubleshooting. You will need to remove the start capacitor then test it using a multimeter to determine whether the part was the problem. Read More