The flowchart below shows how a typical gas furnace functions. It may not apply to all furnaces, but many will follow a similar flowchart. If you are experiencing trouble, you should be able to follow the flowchart and identify at which point your furnace fails. Armed with that information, along with the year, make and … Continue Reading about How a Typical Mobile Home Gas Furnace Works
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You've reached heating and cooling for manufactured homes. Here you will find a wealth of information about your mobile home's HVAC. Whether you are searching for a furnace part, information or help with troubleshooting, you've come to the right place. Please note that help with troubleshooting your furnace or a/c can be best handled by posting in the forum.
For the most part, the average homeowner IS NOT able to repair their own air conditioner unit. Many of the repairs will involve removing the freon and that requires special equipment and you must be licensed to handle the freon. But a homeowner can clean their air conditioner by keep the condenser and evaporator coils … Continue Reading about How To Clean an Air Conditioner
Below are the steps demonstrating how a typical gas furnace operates upon turning up your thermostat. 1. The booster assembly sends air to the burner for combustion. 2. Gas passes over the ignitor to light the burner. 3. The gas valve clicks causing a light to turn on which signifies the burner being lit. 4. … Continue Reading about How Does a Gas Furnace Work?
There are several types of relays: furnace relays, circuit board relays, time delay relay (sequencer). In most relays, a lower voltage activates a magnet which closes or opens a switch to a higher voltage circuit. For example, if you connect a low voltage to a 24V furnace relay and test it using a voltage meter, … Continue Reading about How Do Relays Work?
There are many types of contactors. For example: a single pole, a double pole or a triple pole. All contactors are rated by amps. A contactor works when power from a 24V transformer activates a coil (magnet) in the bottom of the contactor and it pulls the contacts down. You will find contactors used a … Continue Reading about How Does a Contactor Work?