Your compressor failed… Now what?

Your compressor failed… Now what?

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Well this is a kind of bittersweet situation. A compressor is the most expensive part that can go out in your air conditioner or heat pump, so replacing it can become fairly pricey. This is also an item that cannot be replaced without the assistance of a professional, so there will be some ...

How to install an aftermarket condenser fan motor

How to install an aftermarket condenser fan motor

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AmericanHVACParts.com does not encourage or recommend that any uncertified or unqualified persons attempt these repairs. This information is for informational purposes only and AmericanHVACParts.com will not be held liable for any damages or injuries by attempting to make these repairs. The first ...

How to find the proper size supply or return grille for your home or office

How to find the proper size supply or return grille for your home or office

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The first thing to do when you have grilles to replace is identify the type and style. Is it a supply where the air blows out of the register? Or is it a return that the air gets sucked back into the system? Next is to identify the style. There are 3 basic styles to choose from. There is stamp ...

5 myths revealed: What your technician may or may not tell you…

5 myths revealed: What your technician may or may not tell you…

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Parts are obsolete: This is more often than not a false claim. Repair parts are made by a variety of different manufacturers, so just because the original part you had may no longer be available, there is usually a functional if not exact direct replacement out there. It just takes a little digging, ...

Split System Air Conditioner Not Working: Diagnosing the problem

Split System Air Conditioner Not Working: Diagnosing the problem

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It’s the peak of summer, and the heat couldn’t be any worse. You go to your thermostat and turn on the air conditioning expecting an icy summer treat to bring the temperature in your house down to a comfortable temperature. The blower kicks on, but there is no cool air coming out of the vents. ...

Maintaining your HVAC system: Why and How?

Maintaining your HVAC system: Why and How?

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So, your allergies are kicking up when you’re at home and you’re not sure why? Think back to the last time you changed your air filter. How long ago was that? If it was any more than 3 months ago, you’re already late my friend. It is recommended that your air filter be changed at least 4 times ...

OEM parts vs. Aftermarket vs. Universal parts: What’s the difference?

OEM parts vs. Aftermarket vs. Universal parts: What’s the difference?

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O.E.M. stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which basically means if you order a part that is O.E.M., it will be a direct factory replacement part straight from your equipment’s manufacturing factory warehouse. Sometimes O.E.M. is the only option available for replacing a part, depending on ...

Replacing a Fan Blade: Finding one even if the original is obsolete

Replacing a Fan Blade: Finding one even if the original is obsolete

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So your fan blade is broken/cracked/out of balance, etc. And your technician comes out and says the blade for your unit is obsolete, with no replacement so you will have to replace your entire system. This is a very common scenario. Not saying that all techs are shady and are trying to take ...

Replacing a capacitor: When to replace and what are the indicators that it is bad?

Replacing a capacitor: When to replace and what are the indicators that it is bad?

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Capacitors are often the reason for the downfall of your heating or air conditioning equipment. They are also one of the least expensive parts to have to replace, so it's always a good idea to check it out. Here, I will describe a capacitor and where to locate it in your unit, determine if it is ...

What information is needed in looking for replacement parts for my heating or air conditioning equipment?

What information is needed in looking for replacement parts for my heating or air conditioning equipment?

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This is a good and very common question. There are a couple of ways to find the information that is needed, depending on what kind of unit you have that the parts are needed for. Below I have listed all the most common scenarios.Part Numbers: This is an excellent way of finding that specific part ...