Heating & Cooling Repairs

Heating & Cooling Repairs

Central Air Conditioner Repair

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What can you do when your central air conditioner doesn’t cool your home effectively? This Fix-It Guide for central air conditioner repair tells how a central air conditioner works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It gives step-by-step instructions for how to replace a filter, how to clear the evaporator drain, and how to tighten loose fan blades. You may be referred to other Fix-It Guides for appliance control repair and forced-air distribution repair.

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Comfort Controls Repair

centralairB Heating & Cooling RepairsA comfort control system regulates the heating & cooling on a central air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, boiler, etc. This Fix-It Guide on comfort controls repair tells how comfort controls work, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then tells how to clean and adjust a mechanical thermostat, how to test a thermostat, and how to test and replace a humidistat.

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Electric Furnace Repair

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Many homes are heated with an electric furnace. Others use gas and oil furnaces, steam boilers, and wall or freestanding electric heaters. This Fix-It Guide on electric furnace repair tells how an electric furnace works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then directs you to other Fix-It Guides for simple step-by-step instructions for how to repair comfort controls, how to clean and adjust the blower, how to replace furnace filters, how to lubricate the motor, and how to test and repair or replace the heating element.

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Electric Heater Repair

centralairB Heating & Cooling RepairsElectric heaters are relatively simple in operation and simple to troubleshoot and repair. This Fix-It Guide on electric heater repair tells how an electric heater works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble radiant and convective heaters and how to service a ceramic heating element. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides, such as motor repair and heating element repair, for specific problems.

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Fan Repair

centralairB Heating & Cooling RepairsFans abound in a home. Besides, ceiling and portable fans, they are in air conditioners, range hoods, computer power supplies and other electronics, and bathroom vents. This Fix-It Guide on fan repair tells how a fan works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It gives instructions for how to service fan blades, how to balance fan blades, and how to service a fan’s gear assembly. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides for specific repairs. You can order replacement parts at FixItClubParts.com.)

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Forced-Air Distribution Repair

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If you have a furnace, a forced-air distribution system probably moves heated or cooled air throughout your home. This Fix-It Guide on forced-air distribution repair tells how a forced-air distribution system works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It gives simple instructions for how to replace a filter, how to adjust blower-belt tension, how to test and replace a direct-drive blower motor, and how to balance the distribution system. This information applies whether you are performing gas furnace repair, oil furnace repair, electric furnace repair, or central air conditioner repair.

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Gas Furnace Repair

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A furnace keeps your home toasty warm until a problem occurs. This Fix-It Guide on gas furnace repair tells how a gas furnace works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives instructions for how to light the pilot, how to adjust the pilot, how to test and replace a thermocouple, how to adjust an adjustable burner air shutter, and how to clean removable burner tubes and ports. If you suspect problems in the forced-air distribution system or the comfort controls , check those guides as well. If you have another type of furnace, check the Electric Furnace Fix-It Guide, the Oil Furnace Fix-It Guide, The Steam Boiler Fix-It Guide, or the Hot Water Boiler Fix-It Guide.

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Heat Pump Repair

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A heat pump warms in the winter and cools in the summer. Or at least that’s how it’s supposed to work. This Fix-It Guide on heat pump repair tells how a heat pump works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to clean or replace a filter, how to oil and adjust the blower unit, and how to restart a heat pump at low temperature. For some situations, this guide refers to electrical service panel repair, forced-air distribution repair, and motor repair.

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Hot-Water Boiler Repair

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Understanding how a hot water boiler works and maintaining one can make it trouble free longer. This Fix-It Guide on hot-water boiler repair tells how a hot-water boiler works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to troubleshoot an expansion tank, how to flush a boiler of rusty water, and how to bleed a hot-water radiator. You may need to refer to switch repair, fuse repair, and circuit breaker repair. Also see the Steam Boiler Fix-It Guide for steam boiler repair.

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Kerosene Heater Repair

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Kerosene heaters are now very safe for most household heating situations. You can do basic maintenance and kerosene heater repair yourself. This Fix-It Guide on kerosene heater repair tells how a kerosene heater works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to eliminate the impurities in kerosene, how to burn off a carbonized wick, how to replace a wick, and how to replace an igniter (you may need to refer to battery repair).

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Oil Furnace Repair

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Fortunately, an oil furnace is simple in operation and relatively trouble free. When it’s not, it’s time to fix it–or call someone who can. This Fix-It Guide on oil furnace repair tells how an oil furnace works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to clean or replace a filter. For some repairs, you will be referred to switch repair, electrical service panel, motor repair, or forced-air distribution system repair.

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Room Air Conditioner Repair

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Many homes are cooled with room air conditioners. This Fix-It Guide on room air conditioner repair tells how a room air conditioner works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then instructions for how to maintain the filter and unit case, how to clean the cooling coils, how to straighten the coil fins, how to lubricate the fan motor, and how to check and flush the drain system. You may be referred to service panel repair, fuse repair, electrical cord repair, or motor repair.  If you have central air conditioning, see the Central Air Conditioner Fix-It Guide.

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Steam Boiler Repair

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The first step is understanding steam boiler repair is to learn how they work so you can easily maintain them. This Fix-It Guide on steam boiler repair tells how a steam boiler works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives instructions for how to maintain a smooth running system and how to flush a boiler. Also see the Hot-Water Boiler Fix-It Guide. See gas furnace repair or oil furnace repair to learn more about a furnace burner system.

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