Ask the Engineer: Capacitors

You’re told your capacitor is out of spec by your HVAC provider, what does that mean? One of the things you should have done annually or bi-annually is have your capacitors inside your HVAC unit checked. If they are out of spec/range/tolerance, they should be replaced. This is most often the reason your air conditioner… Read More »

Ask the Engineer: Sweaty Ductwork

I love that scene in “Along Came Poly” when Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ben Stiller challenge two other guys to a friendly game of basketball. If you remember, Ben’s character gets matched up to the gentleman that Philip’s character refers to affectionately as “Sasquatch.” The name plays well with his physique, as he is rather… Read More »