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My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Why You Should Work With A Heating Contractor When Installing Heat In Your Casita

by Rita Richardson

Building a casita behind your home can be a wonderful idea. It can allow you to improve your property values significantly. It can provide you with extra accommodations for family members or friends who might come and visit you, or it can even be used as a rental property. Of course, before you can fully put your new casita to use, you have to make sure that it's ready for use. For example, you may need to work with a heating contractor. These are a few reasons to hire one of these professionals to assist you with installing heating in your casita.

There Are Regulations About These Structures and Heating Systems

You might know that there are a lot of regulations and building codes in place about heating systems that are used inside full-size homes, but you might not be aware that there are similar regulations about the heating systems inside casitas and other smaller structures. If you want to avoid facing issues with building inspectors -- or if you want to make sure that you can legally rent it out to someone or allow someone to use it as a dwelling -- then you should work with a heating contractor. They will know about the building codes in your area that apply to structures of that size, and they can make sure that your casita's heating system is fully legal and up to code.

Choosing the Right Heating System Can Help Make Your Casita More Comfortable

You probably want to make sure that your casita is as comfortable as possible for your guests or your renters, and this means that you need to make sure that it has a proper heating system. If you choose a system that isn't adequately suited for the casita, you might have a hard time keeping it warm in the winter, or you might find that the heating system will work "too well" and cause the casita to be uncomfortably warm. An experienced heating contractor should be able to help with choosing and installing the proper heating system.

You Should Make Sure the Casita Is Safe

The last thing that you probably want is for your casita to be an unsafe structure for the people who will be visiting or living there. A heating contractor can choose a safe unit and make sure it's properly installed.

You Might Be Concerned About Efficiency

You might like the idea of having a casita behind your home, but you could be worried about the cost of electricity for this extra structure. A good heating contractor can assist with installing a unit that will work well at heating the casita without using more energy than necessary.

To learn more, contact a heating contractor.