How Long Should a Furnace Run?
Figuring out how long should a furnace run is a simple question with just a few tricky elements to it. Typically, if your furnace is operating well, it should turn on 2 or 3 times per hour, for no more than 10 to 15 minutes in mild temperatures. So, if…Read More »
Adiabatic Heating and Cooling Basics
Adiabatic heating and cooling are very simple processes that can sound complex at first. Here we’ll discuss what they are exactly, how they typically occur in nature, and what applications they have in indoor heating and cooling. What are adiabatic temperature changes? Simply put, an adiabatic temperature change is any…Read More »
How to Add Freon to AC?
Figuring out how to add freon to AC units is a complex task. What’s worse, it’s also a bit risky – not performing the whole procedure well can result in anything from harming your AC unit to harming your home and yourself. So, before we start, our first and main…Read More »
Air Conditioner Smells Bad in Car: Reasons and Solutions
Getting in your car in the morning and discovering that a foul smell is coming out of the AC is never fun. Whether you’re going to work or on a long trip out of town, it’s rare that you’ll have the time to deal with such a problem. And yet,…Read More »
Can You mix Diesel or Kerosene and Home Heating Oil?
So, I ran out of heating oil what can I use? This is a common question that most of us have had to ask ourselves at one point or another. And the answer can seem complicated, given how similar home heating oil, diesel, kerosene, and other fuels can be. While…Read More »
Troubleshooting Tips for Your Hot Tub Not Heating Up
A hot tub that’s not working properly is basically just a regular tub with some extra stuff sticking from the sides – not exactly a useful or fun thing to have at home. So, what should you do if your hot tub is malfunctioning? If you’ve got to do hot…Read More »
Is It OK to Cover a Heating Vent?
Wasting energy and money to heat unused rooms is quite annoying. Fortunately, some heating systems will have special levers for redirecting heat away from some of their vents and into other areas. Not all systems have that feature, however. So, what can you do in such a situation? Is it…Read More »
What to Do When Heating Is Not Working in Your Car?
Having your car’s heater suddenly stop working in the middle of a long drive in the winter can be very annoying. More than that, it can sometimes be outright life-threatening. What can you do in such a situation, however? And even more importantly, how can you prevent it from happening?…Read More »
At What Temperature Should Air Be Coming Out of Vents?
A common problem many people have both in the summer and in the winter is air coming out of the HVAC vents at seemingly inadequate temperatures. Whether you’re trying to cool your home in the summer or warm it up in the winter, it’s often hard to gauge if the…Read More »
How to Know If Your Furnace Blower Motor Is Bad?
If you’ve had a furnace for a while you may have started noticing some issues with its performance. Especially if you haven’t performed routine maintenance for some time, there may be some tell-tale signs catching your eye. Even if there are no symptoms as of yet, however, you still need…Read More »