Category: DIY & How-To

How To Tell If Your Thermostat Is Broken

how to tell if a thermostat is broken

To see if the thermostat is communicating with the furnace, set the temperature five degrees higher than your normal temperature and see if the heat kicks on — that should help you determine whether the device is prompting the furnace to engage. Obviously, if the system is set to “cool” and you want heat, switch the setting.

Can You Run Your Furnace Without A Filter?

Can you run a furnace without a filter

If your run a furnace without a filter, it can be bad for your health and indoor air quality. Keeping a clean filter in your furnace ensures the unit operates efficiently and can keep dirt, dander, and debris from circulating back through your home. Learn the importance of an HVAC air filter and how to change your air filter.

How to Fix a Toilet That Randomly Runs

toilet filling randomly because toilet filling valve broken

No one has used the bathroom for awhile, yet the toilet suddenly starts filling up like it was recently flushed. If your toilet fills randomly, you likely have a water level issue in the toilet tank. Follow these tips to adjust the toilet filling valve and fix this common plumbing issue.

6 Types of Air Conditioning

air conditioner

Replacing or upgrading your AC unit is typically a substantial investment, so you want to be sure you go with something that’s best for all your needs. Evaluating the size you need, what efficiency features you want, quality, cost, and your home requirements can get confusing. To alleviate some of the stress, here are some types of air conditioners to help you understand your options.

How Long Do Garbage Disposals Last?

Signs You Should Replace Your Garbage Disposal

Daily wear and tear takes a toll on your garbage disposal and eventually it will need to be replaced. However, it can be difficult as a homeowner to determine when an appliance needs to be replaced rather than simply repaired.

How to Fix Recessed Lights That Won’t Stay Up

Recessed Lights

Recessed lighting is one of the most popular lighting options for homeowners because of its variety and reasonable pricing. Over time, your recessed lighting can appear to sag from the ceiling as the springs holding it in place wear down and stretch out. If you ignore fixing recessed lighting, it can cause the fixture to be exposed, permit drafts into your home, and eventually become a fire hazard. In a few steps, John C Flood explains how to fix recessed lights depending on the type of trim your fixture has.

AC Noises: How to Fix Grinding & Whistling

weird air conditioner noise in home

It goes without saying that your AC unit is going to make some noise as it runs. Any fully operational machinery does. However, there are some types of noises you don’t want to hear from your air conditioner, some of which are a clear indicator that a problem has occurred within your unit.