LED Light Bulbs: Now Is The Time To Buy

LED Light Bulbs: Now Is The Time To Buy

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The time is now to buy LED (light emitting diodes) light bulbs. For a long time they were extremely expensive which deterred people from buying them. But since prices have gone down now is the time to finally run out and get them. A blog by the New York Times says LED light bulbs are better not ...

How to choose a reputable HVAC technician in your area

How to choose a reputable HVAC technician in your area

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This answer is pretty short and sweet. Unless you have someone that you know personally and trust to do the work, or if you have faith in someone else's recommendation, the best advice I can offer is to go to http://www.angieslist.com/. That is what that site is there for, so that you can go there ...

Not sure if the repair part you received is correct? Follow these steps to find out...

Not sure if the repair part you received is correct? Follow these steps to find out…

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Ok, so ordering repair parts online of any kind can be a risky gamble. Whether it's parts for a computer, a car or even HVAC you have to be able to trust that the people running the business know what they are doing to ensure you get the right part the first time. Typically, if you go to a company ...

Determining the size of your outdoor heat pump condenser unit: Is it properly sized for the home?

Determining the size of your outdoor heat pump condenser unit: Is it properly sized for the home?

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In most all cases, the equipment model number has the size of the unit included in the model number. This is referred to as the horsepower (H.P.) or as tons, but ultimately it is referring to the BTU’s (British Thermal Units). It is very important to have the proper sized system for your home to ...

Heat Pump, Condenser or Furnace, OH MY! Choosing the proper replacement thermostat

Heat Pump, Condenser or Furnace, OH MY! Choosing the proper replacement thermostat

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In this week’s episode, we are going to explore the process of choosing the proper thermostat for your system. There are quite a few different choices, so it is important to know the type of system you have. With all the different systems, this can be a bit confusing, but don’t fret… we are ...

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, ...

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 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 ...