HVAC For Beginners

HVAC For Beginners is the home of HvacRepairGuy your personal HVAC assistant.

Although many manufacturers and all dealers will try to discourage you from doing your own heating and air conditioning work, you can do most things with a little help.

The good news is that HvacRepairGuy is your "friend in the business" and we are here to serve you.

You can chat with HvacRepairGuy and get customized answers to all of your HVAC questions.

HvacRepairGuy (Richard Reed) started as an electrician in nuclear power prior to his time in the HVAC industry (about 17 years) before focusing exclusively on computer programming/website development. He started with a 4 year HVAC service apprenticeship followed by 8 years field experience prior to starting a heating/ac contracting business. His combination of knowledge of electricity and HVAC as well as computer programming is unmatched and provides unique insight into heating & cooling as well as energy conservation and alternative energy solutions.

Want to learn the basics of HVAC systems?

You can watch our informative videos to learn about the different types of HVAC systems, the parts of the units, and how they operate.

HVAC Basics

Having problems with your heating or cooling system?

If you are having problems with your heating or cooling system, you should be able to find most of the common problems by using our air conditioner, furnace, heat pump , or boiler troubleshooting pages. You can also watch videos that show you how to do it yourself.

Building your dream home?

Are you building your dream home or remodeling? You can start with HVAC FOR BEGINNERS to find all the options that are available for your home's heating and cooling systems. Did you know that your hvac system can actually help you pay for your home? Before you buy your heating and cooling units, you can visit our brand ratings page. Here you will find objective comparisons of the manufacturers' products. Would you rather get advice from someone who knows how to repair them or someone paid to rank them? Our knowledge, in hvac system repairs, allows us to provide the most useful and reliable ratings anywhere. Now, when you shop, you can be confident because you have a friend in the business. You can shop at your own pace and take us with you!

The state of the art home should have the most innovative hvac system solutions. Did you know that your water heater could be eliminated and save you in operating expenses? We continuously search the entire world for the most innovative solutions.

One of the most important aspects of your project is proper design. You can start here with our duct page. With HVAC FOR BEGINNERS you can explore the options and find the right solution for your situation. Then you can go to our load calculation page. Here you will gain insight into the process of proper hvac system sizing and selection. Our green building page will help you to build a home in a sustainable manner.

Searching for a good contractor?

Do you know how to choose a contractor? We have all heard the horror stories about how people have been ripped off by less than honorable contractors. You will find buying tips on our air conditioner and furnace buying pages to help you avoid those situations. Do you know how to tell if your work was performed to the highest standards? You will find installation guides on the air conditioner and furnace installation pages. These pages will give you a checklist to ensure the job was done properly. If you prefer, there is enough information there to allow you to install it yourself and save.

Looking to upgrade your system with "green" solutions?

Are you looking to upgrade the systems in your home to "go green"? If so, then we can provide you with all of the options and make a customized plan to help you save money. By developing a plan and implementing it in a step by step manner, you can get the most out of your home improvement dollars. The improvements you make today can actually pay for planned improvements in the years to come. We give you the information (without all the sales hype) and let you decide. Our combination of technical knowledge and unbiased information makes HVAC FOR BEGINNERS the best source for information about heating, air conditioning, and alternative energy solutions on the web.

With our going green guide, you get the information you need to make an informed decision about your renewable energy options. From wind turbines to solar panels, we give you technical information in a way that is easy to understand. HVAC FOR BEGINNERS keeps you up with the latest innovations in the industry. Did you know that there is a furnace that will not only heat your home but also produce electricity? In many areas, you can even sell your excess electricity back to the power company!

Going Green Basics

Looking to lower your utility bills?

Are you looking for ways to lower your utility bills? You can use the HVAC FOR BEGINNERS do it yourself energy conservation analysis. We will walk you through the home and show you many ways to save some of your hard earned money. Did you know that you could save money on your utility bills by simply painting your walls?

HVAC For Beginners, a new career?

Would you like help in preparing for a new career? People will always want to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, if you can help them to do so, you will have a steady job. You can benefit from our years of industry experience and either start your own business or get a job as a service technician or installer. You can also see what it will take to get started by checking out the tools page. You will get to understand the importance of the proper tools as well as our list of required ones. Today, there are more opportunities than ever due to rising energy costs. You can get into the field of "green jobs" which will be the fastest area of growth in jobs for quite awhile. There are opportunities in weatherization, LEED certification, solar, and wind to name ust a few.

A healthy home?

One of the catch phrases in the industry is indoor air quality. This has traditionally been an area where the contractor makes a great deal of money on overpriced gadgets. We can explain the factors that affect the quality of your home's air. Once again, you can explore the options and decide for yourself. Did you know that some of the air purifiers on the market could actually make you sick? HVAC FOR BEGINNERS gives you the unbiased facts and let you decide if they are right for you and your family.

Would you like someone to cut through all the technical jargon and have someone explain your hvac options in simple terms? If your answer is yes, then WELCOME! Come on in and let HVAC FOR BEGINNERS guide you through the heating and air conditioning maze.