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Replacing a Fan Blade: Finding one even if the original is obsolete

Replacing a Fan Blade: Finding one even if the original is obsolete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 And your technician comes out and says the blade for your unit is obsolete, with no replacement so you will have to replace your entire system.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 ...