Hey! I’m Stephen, Founder of proHVACinfo!
I built proHVACinfo.com to help you make better decisions when it comes to Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, inside your home and everywhere else.
I’ve seen firsthand how much confusing information is out there about this essential piece of the home environment.
Add the fact that most HVAC info out there is provided by companies who are self-promoting, and it’s easy to feel very lost when looking for even the most basic information. I know there are others out there who feel just as frustrated as I did when I first looked into it.
The Story of my HVAC Journey
My journey within the world of HVAC started in my college days when, due to a faulty heating system, I found myself shivering, able to see my breath inside my living room on a daily basis!
I attended school at a University in the midwestern United States. My sophomore year, I moved into a major fixer upper with some friends.
My dad and I fixed up much of the house interior and the school year started off great… and then winter came.
Any Midwesterner will tell you that the winter cold can be brutally bitter, and the heat in this house was completely unreliable!
After asking around, I learned that the reason our heat was so unreliable is that the house used an outdated boiler for heating.
Why wasn’t the boiler fixed years ago? It turns out it would have cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace!
I was shocked at the price tag for something so important for our home.
Those of us living in the house got very involved in researching all our heating options (after all, we were the most motivated!)
I remember feeling so frustrated with how much conflicting and confusing information was out there.
Not to mention, many of the how-to guides and product recommendations were published by companies who, at the end of the day, just wanted to promote their own products and services!
Getting honest, straightforward answers seemed impossible.
A few years later, I was working one of my first professional jobs, and I found myself working directly with a company that provides essential home repair services across the southeastern United States, including HVAC!
At his job I learned more about the different options, met some certified HVAC technicians, and learned more about the industry as a whole.
Fast forward to Today
As you can see, today I have a website dedicated to sharing knowledge and useful advice about all things HVAC. But even with all my time spent researching and talking to technicians, I don’t pretend to know nearly as much as a certified HVAC technician with 20 years of experience. I respect the folk that have been working in the field and have obtained the knowledge first-hand.
That’s why proHVACinfo isn’t about what I know, it’s about doing research, talking to professionals and sharing what I learn along the way.
proHVACinfo is 100% independent
proHVACinfo is an independent website.
So much information out there is provided by companies that want to push their products or services on you.
We are independently owned and operated. This means that we aren’t jumping the gun to have you spend money and call an HVAC technician unless it’s needed (do you really need someone to come out and look at your furnace, or could you just open it yourself with a screwdriver and make that call yourself?)
This also means you can feel comfortable knowing our buying guides are based solely on the results of our research and our experience.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start learning about HVAC!