How To Replace And Maintain A Furnace’s Thermocouple

If your furnace's pilot light is no longer staying lit, you'll have to replace the thermocouple. This sensor connects to the furnace's pilot light, and its job is to measure the voltage of your furnace. If the thermocouple is broken, your furnace will unable to operate properly. Thankfully, this part is easy to replace on your own by following these furnace repair steps. Gathering Tools & Materials Before you can get started, you'll need to gather the following items: Read More 

Industrial Humidifiers And The Meat Packing Industry: How HVAC Contractors Help You Control Air Quality And Bacteria

Industrial humidifiers are a vital part to many industries. Having the correct amount of humidity helps control a number of factors that impact the products these industries produce. One of these industries, the meat processing and packing plants, need moisture and air quality control to keep meat and carcasses fresh. However, if there is too much humidity, that can negatively affect the meat as well. Here is how an HVAC contractor can help you use your dehumidifiers to control air quality and bacteria in your meat processing and packing plant. Read More 

3 Tips For Testing The Capacitors On Your Furnace

Your central heating system is fueled by refrigerant and distributed via a blower motor. The blower motor requires an electrical boost to power up and a steady background boost while operating. Those boosts are provided by the start and run capacitors, respectively. Has your furnace's blower motor started experiencing intermittent outages or otherwise seem to be malfunctioning? Your capacitors could be failing or nonfunctional. Testing the capacitors is doable if you have a multi-meter and some experience working with electricity. Read More 

Tips For Troubleshooting Your Heater

It's getting close to winter, which means that you need to be extra vigilant about the status of your heater. If it breaks down, you could be in for some very cold nights. To help you out, here are some tips on troubleshooting common heater problems: No Power? No Problem A total lack of heat might seem like it's the worst possible scenario, but this is also one of the problems that is easiest to fix. Read More 

Three Habits That Lead To Lower Heating Bills This Winter

Your furnace becomes a valuable ally during the winter months, but excessive use of this heating system can have you breaking out in a sweat when your monthly bill arrives. By keeping a number of cost-effective habits in mind, however, you'll have no reason to fret when it comes time to pay your heating bill. Keeping your heating costs low by being smart about your furnace usage involves more than just turning down the unit and throwing an extra sweater on. Read More