Is HVAC Preventative Maintenance Worth It?

Professional hvac technician performing maintenance checks on a condensing unit.This is not a set business model or definitive answer to whether or not hvac preventative maintenance is worth it. It’s to educate you on what types of hvac preventative maintenance may be done by the handy homeowner who wants to save a buck, to the person that may have 20 different systems in their business or home, and needs to outsource HVAC maintenance. By the end of this article you should have a better understanding on whether or not professional hvac maintenance is for you or not.

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Why is my air conditioner freezing up?

Ice Build up on an outside condenser from a central air conditionerIf your central air conditioner is freezing up then I am here to go over the reasons that this may be happening. Some of the causes you may be able to fix yourself, while other causes will require you to call for service. I am going to list the possible causes that I have personally ran into, in order, from most likely to least likely. This is all based upon my personal experience from working on central air conditioning units.

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Digital Thermostat Keeps Changing Temperature on Its Own

Does your digital thermostat keep turning itself up? Down? Have a mind of its own? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. There are several reasons why your HVAC thermostat keeps changing temperature on its own, but the most likely cause is you have it in program mode.

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Air Conditioning Condensate Drain Line Clogged

Large amount of algae that came out of an a/c condensate drain lineIs your air conditioners condensate drain line clogged? Here we will discuss some of the symptoms of this problem and how to fix them. This is put into the category of Hvac for Beginners. I normally don’t promote diy hvac repairs. But cleaning your air conditioners condensate drain line can usually be done by the homeowner in most cases.

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Honeywell FocusPro 5000 Thermostat Installation

Checking voltage on a digital thermstat

Manuals can be kind of confusing. Hopefully this will clear up some of that confusion as be covering the Honeywell FocusPro 5000 thermostat installation today. The model in these pictures and post are TH5220D. You don’t need to have technical HVAC training to complete the

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Hvac Training for Home Owners

How about some Hvac Training for homeowners? Simple questions pop up in my stats every day and I feel that the searchers aren’t getting their questions answered completely. So I have compiled a list of questions that people have searched for and found my page with, specifically homeowners. On top of that I have also added some of the most frequent asked questions that I get from customers.

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Is My Air Conditioning Under Warranty?

This is one of the most confusing topics that has many different answers, as there are different types of warranties that cover certain things such as parts, and other types of warranties that cover labor and parts. Most manufacturers for residential units will have a 5 year parts warranty that will cover any failed component … Read more

Central Air Conditioner Freezing Up

Is your air central air conditioner freezing up? If so, this could be either an easy fix or a more difficult one that would require a licensed hvac technician that has had the proper hvac training to diagnose. I am here to educate customers and help younger technicians learn the trade better, so this should … Read more