Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To

Anyone living in warmer climates and seeking to cool their bedrooms, living rooms, and other small to medium-sized living spaces, has probably grappled  with the problem of noisy window air conditioners. Indeed, we’ve installed units from five to twelve thousand BTUs in our windows at various apartments, homes, trailers, and even basements, and have been frustrated by … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To



Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix



Thermostat Reads Higher than Actual Temperature, How to Fix

When a thermostat reads higher than actual temperature, your home can get too cold in the winter.  It can also become  too warm in summer.  Now At least several factors affect the thermostat temperature reading besides actual room temperature.  These include aging components drifting out of tolerance in older thermostats.  Or, an improperly positioned thermostat … Continue reading Thermostat Reads Higher than Actual Temperature, How to Fix



Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat, Causes, Fixes

A Honeywell thermostat not turning on heat can happen for many reasons. A faulty thermostat, a broken heating system, power losses, damaged wiring, et al. Here, we list some of these causes, and offer repair tips to solve these no-heat issues. First, we look at what might have happened with the Honeywell thermostat itself. Then … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat, Causes, Fixes



Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait, Fix, Repair, Solve

A Honeywell Thermostat says wait due to at least four different causes.  We’ll cover those here, as well as how to solve these problems. Then later, we will add more as we run into them. Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait While Booting  To fix this wait message, simply wait, like it says, until the boot / … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait, Fix, Repair, Solve



Honeywell Thermostat Not Heating Up, How to Fix

A Honeywell thermostat not heating up your home can happen for many reasons. Poor thermostat placement, to a broken heating system. Here, we list some of these causes. We then offer troubleshooting techniques and repair hints to solve these heating issues. First, we look at what might go wrong in the Honeywell thermostat itself. Then … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Heating Up, How to Fix



How to Fix a DVD that Skips and Freezes

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly two decades now. Daily watching them has been a major time filler of our spare time. Buying many used DVDs which are often scratched, we often see skipping DVDs. So, the question of how to fix a DVD that skips and freezes became important for us to … Continue reading How to Fix a DVD that Skips and Freezes



How to Fix a Scratched DVD Disc

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly twenty years now. Daily watching them has been a major filler of our leisure hours. So, to get the most of our entertainment pennies, we buy lots of used DVD discs. Thus, we’ve experienced freezing DVDs often, and learned various ways how to fix a scratched DVD … Continue reading How to Fix a Scratched DVD Disc



Honeywell Thermostat Not Cooling Down, How to Fix

A Honeywell thermostat not cooling Down can happen for lots of reasons. For example, poor thermostat placement, to a broken cooling system. Here, we discuss some of these reasons. We then offer troubleshooting methods and fixes to solve these cooling issues. First, we examine what problems happen in the thermostat itself. Then we talk about the … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Cooling Down, How to Fix



How to Fix a Scratched PS3 Disc, PS3 CD, PS3 DVD, and PS3 Blu Ray Game Discs

We’ve played PlayStation games with our nieces and nephews for several years, many of which were bought from used and discount game shops.  Saving money buying these discs in this way unfortunately, had a cost.  It had the consequence that many of the PS3 discs would not run in the gaming machine.  So, under express … Continue reading How to Fix a Scratched PS3 Disc, PS3 CD, PS3 DVD, and PS3 Blu Ray Game Discs