Forced Air Vs Central Air: Which Is Better?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to the types of home climate control systems, how they perform, and which is the best option for your home. Two of the more popular types are explained and compared in this forced air vs. central air review. We will outline what exactly forced air systems … Read more

How To Discharge AC Capacitor Safely (Step By Step Guide)

Your residential air conditioner has a lot of electricity flowing through it. That electricity needs to be controlled and reserved, and this is done by using large-capacity capacitors. However, those capacitors will need to be changed from time to time. When that time comes, you will need to know how to discharge an AC capacitor … Read more

How Close Can An Air Conditioner Be To Property Line?

Installing a new air conditioner or buying a house with a preinstalled unit can come with many complications. Among them are property lines, sound concerns, and where the condenser unit can or cannot be placed. If you find yourself wondering how close an air conditioner can be to a property line, then you are in … Read more

Lights Flicker When AC Turns On (How To Fix DIY)

It is no secret that air conditioner units draw a lot of power, especially on start-up—as one of the largest drains on our electrical supply, keeping your home cool is a necessary evil. When your lights flicker when the AC turns on, though, it can cause panic or worry. Do you need to call a ... Read more

AC & Furnace Thermostat Wiring (Diagram & How To Guide)

HVAC systems need control points and those come in the form of thermostats. That control can be digital or analog, but it all ends up going through the thermostat wires. When you need to wire a new thermostat or install a new thermostat from scratch, it can get confusing. Whether you have a simple 2-wire … Read more

How To Install A Window AC Unit In A Horizontal Sliding Window

When looking at window air conditioners, one of the first things you may notice is that the installation kits are designed for vertical single or double-hung windows. While this is all well and good, it won’t work if you have a horizontal sliding window. If you wonder how to install a window AC in a … Read more

How To Install and Wire A Ductless Mini Split AC (DIY Guide)

Ductless mini split systems are growing in popularity for many reasons. One of those reasons is the simple DIY installation. However, if you have never installed one of these systems, it can be a daunting task. In this article, we will show you, step by step, how to install a mini split air conditioner system. … Read more