Refrigerant is the stuff that makes your A/C in your car so good at turning hot air to cold. Like almost any substance you fill part of your car with, it needs to be replaced and refilled every so often. Watch this video to learn how to bleed your air conditioning system befor ...more
Refrigerant for Air Conditioning
If the air conditioner in your car has stopped pumping cold air out, you probably have a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. In this video you will learn how to find the leak in your A/C and fix it, keeping yourself cool and comfortable.
Wondering how to most effectively combine ice cubes and a simple USB-powered computer fan into a fully functioning air conditioning system? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a coffee can and USB-powered fan into a simple, but effective, air conditioning unit. Fo ...more
More and more car parts are controlled by computers, and the results are not always what we hope they will be. They often break for what seems like no reason and are expensive to fix. In this video you'll learn how you can fix a broken air conditioning control system on your c ...more
Air conditioning systems are cold and wet and make great breeding grounds for bacteria and mold, and adding a nasty odor to the air coming out of the vents. Don't Miss: This Hair Care Product Will Keep Water Spots Off Your Car for Good If the AC in your car is making a foul ...more
No AC? Before you die of heatstroke, try these cool tricks. Use spicy food and wrist bands.
Keep cool when driving around in the summer time. Learn how to change the air conditioning compressor in your 1996 Ford Explorer in this free auto repair video from a master mechanic.. Part 1 of 14 - How to Replace an air conditioning compressor in an Explorer. Replace an air ...more
Fans do a pretty good job of cooling you down in the summer but sometimes only an air conditioning can do the job right. In this tutorial, SuChin Pak and Daniel Sieberg demonstrate how to make a homemade air conditioning system with a fan, coil and ice water. Save the environm ...more
Air conditioning comebacks are usually caused by an air conditioning system that needs to be flushed and cleaned. Watch this video to learn a handy little trick that will help ensure that you get all the debris out of your A/C every time you flush.
Check out this instructional appliance video that shows you what a package air conditioner looks like, inside and out. This tutorial explains what exactly the package unit is composed of. Learn how the package air conditioning unit runs and everything else you needed to know a ...more
Everyone is looking for a way to reduce their energy bill when it comes to heating and central air conditioning. The key to a low bill is to make sure your house's system is running efficiently. Check or replace your filters, regularly clean vents and maintain your thermostat ...more
The Mazda 6 is a great little car, but if you like to work on your car yourself it can be a nightmare. It's bays were clearly not designed with ease of repair in mind. Watch this video to learn how to fix a broken air conditioning condenser in a Mazda 6, if you dare to try.
Jim Twamley teaches us how to perform RV air conditioning maintenance in this tutorial. It can be expensive to replace an air conditioner, cleaning it will help give it a longer life. First, remove the top of the unit by removing the screws from the front and back. After this, ...more
Does your car A/C make a horrible smell when it's on? The most likely culprit is a clogged air conditioning drain. Fortunately for you, all you need to fix the problem are jackstands and a ballpoint pen. This video will show you how to combine the two to clean your drain and g ...more
Prius models that are equipped with tilt-slide moon roof have a remote control button on their smart keys for the remote air-conditioning system. Before leaving the vehicle, make sure the headlights are switched off or set to auto. All windows are closed and check the temperat ...more
The heat can be oppressive, and air conditioning can be expensive. But you can build your own air conditioner for just $40, with a fan, styrofoam cooler and a length of quarter-inch copper tubing. Cool your home inexpensively with this mod!
If the air conditioning on your car doesn't work and the condenser does work, you may have a broken blend actuator door motor. It's hard to get to, but there's a way to do it without removing the dash board, and this video will show you how to do it.
I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more
Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more
This video demonstrates how to remove the air conditioning condenser from a Nissan Altima. If your air conditioning isn't working, especially if you live in a hot, traffiky part of the world, your life is probably pretty miserable. This video will help you to rectify the situa ...more
Maintaining your air conditioning can take up some of your time, but once you get it done you an save a lot of money. This how to video demonstrates how to maintain your air conditioning unit for big energy savings. You wont only be saving your bank, but you will also be savin ...more
Check out this home repair tutorial video to learn about air conditioning gauges. This instructional video thoroughly explains the role of the various pieces and parts on a HVAC unit's gauges. Learn everything you needed to know about air conditioning gauges with this applianc ...more
Spread the word: It's easy to reduce energy consumption! By sharing these tips, you'll help friends and family use less energy and save money. You Will Need * An energy-saving checklist * The willingness to help others Step 1: Get the facts Download a full checklist of energy ...more
Waste not, want not. As we approach global peak water, now is a good time to learn to use less where we can and to re-use whenever possible. These guys show a cool way to avoid water wast in an air conditioning system. It's great to be able to get an additional benefit from s ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make a homemade air conditioner with cool/hot function. No need to buy both a heater and an a/c, this home-made device does both jobs. Watch this video circuitry tutorial and learn how to modify and build a full functioning air-conditioning and ...more
If your car's fan only works on one speed you may need to replace the blower motor resistor. The blower motor resistor regulates the air conditioning and heating system fan controls. Keep your car in top shape by doing this simple repair yourself.
Window and portable air conditioners use a lot of power to do their work. Make sure you're getting what you pay for by cleaning your air conditioner out periodically. The cleaning costs are negligible and can save you a lot of money. In this two-part tutorial series, you'll le ...more
Check out this instructional home repair video that shows you a very simple way to clean the condensate drain on your air conditioner. If you follow these simple steps, it could save some money, not to mention the grief. If you have an A/C and have ever experienced a backed up ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to use different drive modes in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers a smooth and gentle ride, and new technology lets you tailor the driving experience to your needs. All you have to do is press the button and let the car do the rest. The EV mode le ...more
In this video, we learn how to use steering wheel controls in the 2010 Prius. The Prius has steering wheel mounted controls that come with touch tracer display. When you press these, the display produces the duplicate on the panel to see what you are doing. This is located in ...more
Unless you live in Sarah Palin's home state, you're probably sweating through the hot and humid summer like the rest of us. Sweltering temperatures usually mean heading inside into cold air conditioning, but if you have the misfortune of having to be outside during particularl ...more
The tutorial teaches the audience an alternative way to make jerky without the fire. The ingredients needed include soy sauce, garlic powder, brown sugar, white sugar, black pepper, ground ginger, onion powder, oriental five spice, cayenne pepper and kosher salt. Meat is put i ...more
Hub Kirkpatrick teaches the viewers how to save handyman bills by installing solar window screens by yourself. This video describes the step-by-step process of installing solar screens on windows. According to Hub, these screens are not only very easy to install using tools fo ...more
In this flower arrangement tutorial, Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a beautiful and unique European dish garden using silk flowers. A true dish garden has no drainage, is packed with plants growing on top of each other in plastic cups, and tends to live on and on ...more
This video series explains how to charge and evacuate the air conditioning system in a vehicle. Lots of machines are involved so you won't be able to do this at home. Part 1 of 5 - How to Charge and evacuate vehicle A/C systems. Part 2 of 5 - How to Charge and evacuate vehicl ...more
In this series of diy car repair videos, our expert auto mechanic demonstrates the steps in repairing and maintaining the air conditioning system in your car. Part 1 of 16 - How to Repair a car air conditioner. Repair a car air conditioner - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watc ...more
This weekend in a jungle estuary, the DEA and local Ecuadorian police seized a prototype narco sub that may be the most sophisticated one yet. Complete with air conditioning and periscope, this 100 foot creation would have carried a more cocaine tonnage than any previously cap ...more
If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, there are some simple ways to make your home more hospitable. Step 1: Lower the pollen count Use high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters to capture airborne particles such as pollen. Use one filter in your bedr ...more
Distorted and curled up shingles are often a sign of insufficient or complete lack of attic ventilation. Attic ventilation is crucial in keeping your home’s roof sound and your interior comfortable. Installing soffit vents will increase the airflow under your roof. This will e ...more
No matter how hot it gets in your home this summer, you can bet that it’s even hotter in your attic. All that heat in your attic gets transferred to the ceiling below, which will in turn heat the interior of your house. One way to solve this problem is to cool your attic with ...more
It may look like a modern take on Oliver Twist but, we assure you, this is for real. Before you get too alarmed, however, you should note that the headline reads "how to steal cars" and not simply "to steal cars." We are, after all, dealing with the fine people at Machine Pro ...more
Getting a pro to replace a broken thermostat can be costly, but if you pay close attention, you can learn how to replace it yourself. You Will Need * A Phillips screwdriver * Masking tape * A pen * A new thermostat * A level * A drill with a 3/16-inch bit * Drywall anchors * A ...more
How do you review an app that refuses to work for you? I was quite excited this week to review iCinegraph, an iPhone App that simplifies the creation of cinemagraphs. However, if this was a car review it'd be the kind of review where the car under consideration is never able t ...more
I’m terrified of you. Yes, you- Director of Photography (DP). Your framing is beautiful, but your lighting could kill me, and my career. I am the Makeup Artist, and I don’t believe we’ve met. In most Film schools they’re still teaching using film in this digital age. Same is ...more
A/C system charging. Learn about recharging a car's air conditioner with refrigerant in this free car maintenance video. Part 1 of 9 - How to Recharge an auto A/C system. Recharge an auto A/C system - Part 2 of 9. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Recharge ...more
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson shows you a couple of ways to condition polymer clay. Conditioning, or kneading, is essential to drive out air bubbles and to better prepare clay for molding. Learn how to condition or knead polymer clay before molding or scu ...more
Style your hair into a high pony tail with Seventeen Magazine. Apply a conditioning curl cream when it is wet and let you hair air dry after styling your pony tail. Back comb the top of your pony tail for volume and fullness. -
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a mini-split air conditioner. Steps: 1. Lay pad on ground, check for level, then set condenser unit on top of pad. 2. Use 1 ½-inch hole saw to drill hole through house for refrigerant line. 3. Feed refrigerant line ...more
This video is regarding air conditioner services. Leaks are a major cause of problems. Water and air can leak into the system. Water damage, rust and refrigerant leaking all make the unti ineffiecient. You should evaluate the unit regularly and also run it periodically to keep ...more
If your A/C in your car turns on but isn't blowing any cold air, you might have one of a few problems. In this video you will learn how to check the compressor, the pressure in the system, and how to add refrigerant if it's low.
One of the many thing that can go wrong with the air conditioner on your car is a bad expansion valve. In this video you'll learn how to replace the expansion valve yourself, assuming that you've already drained the refrigerant from the system professionally.
A swamp fan is an air conditioning substitute that blows air over cool water to cool a room. If you live in an AC-free dorm room, house, or apartment, it's not too hard to build one yourself, and this video will show you how to do it.
A home air conditioner is nearly as vital as the electricity that powers it. Learn how to replace a home air conditioning unit with tips from a professional HVAC technician in this free home improvement video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Replace a home air conditioner. Replac ...more
Make sure your next apartment rental goes smoothly by properly checking the property before signing a contract. This way you will avoid unexpected disappointments or problems that you were not aware off. Moving is hard enough, give yourself all the advantage you can by going i ...more
Legionnaires' disease is named after 1976 outbreak in Philadelphia that sickened 221 people and killed 34. More often striking adults over the age of 50, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported two cases where newborns contracted the often fatal ...more
Nothing about living in a snowy climate is easy, but life with a snowy, frozen car doesn't have to be the worst part of your day. With a few clever hacks and some anti-weather tactics, you can fight off frozen windshields, icy locks, and even stubborn car doors, while keeping ...more
Time to prepare for that upcoming insufferable summer heat. For real. This tutorial actually works. Instead of freon, you will be using cold water from an ice bucket to run through copper tubing. As Rube Goldberg as this appears, this very principle of cooling is employed, ...more
If a solar-powered air conditioner that requires no electricity or moving parts sounds to good to be true, well, then you're not as ambitious as this clever high school student. Instructables user Fozzy13 put together an awesome DIY tutorial on how he built his own air conditi ...more
Empea Berlin, a Germany-based company specializing in augmented, mixed, and virtual reality software, released a Facebook video a few months back showing off their experiments in smart home technology. Using a Raspberry Pi and a HoloLens unit, they were able to make a virtual ...more
Eating chili peppers may not be your first idea for cooling down during a hot summer day, but there's a reason why many of the spiciest foods in the world come from places notorious for extremely hot weather. Spicy food makes you sweat without raising your body temperature, an ...more