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Preparing for My Dream Home

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!

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Preparing for My Dream Home

    Troubleshooting A Defective Electronic Ignition

    One of the ways that a furnace will ignite itself is with electronic ignition. This is a common point at which a gas furnace fails and can leave you without heat. Of course, you should check to see if the gas heading to your gas furnace has been disrupted, but you should also look into your electronic ignition.  How Electronic Ignition Works While older gas furnaces use a pilot light, some newer gas furnaces use electronic ignition.

    Both Oversized And Undersized AC Units Are A Problem

    When looking to install a new AC unit, size matters. It's crucial that your AC unit is sized properly for your home. Otherwise, you might wear out your new air conditioner, and you also won't have your home sufficiently cooled.  Beware of Small Units Cycling On and Off If your AC never cycles off, it might be too small. It will constantly run while never being able to keep your home cool.

    Signs It's Time To Change The Furnace Filter

    The furnace filter cleans the air going into the furnace. This is beneficial both for the furnace and for your household members. However, the filter gets dirty with time and need to be replaced regularly. If you have not been keeping to a good filter replacement schedule, below are some signs that should tell you it's time to replace the filter. Lengthy Runtime Your furnace runs until your home temperature reaches the target temperature (as set in the thermostat).

    The Simple Steps Of HVAC Maintenance

    If your building has a central air conditioner and furnace, it's not a component that you can just ignore until it eventually breaks down. Maintaining an HVAC system is crucial for prolonging the system's lifespan and providing air that has been properly heated or cooled. Here are some tips for maintaining your home's HVAC system. Read the System's User Manual Remember that user manual that you filed away soon after having the system installed?

    Three Ways To Reduce Your Heating Costs This Winter

    Residential heating costs are expected to be all over the map this coming winter. If last winter was any indication, you may use more heating energy and/or fuel to heat your home this year. If you are thinking that there is no way you can afford another expensive heating season, here are three ways to reduce your heating costs this winter.  Install a Pellet Stove Pellet fuel is really cheap, and a pellet stove can heat large common areas of your home so well that you do not really need to run your furnace at all when you are at home.

    2 Signs Your Commercial Air Conditioning Unit Is Too Small For Your Business's Building

    If you own your business's building, you want to keep yourself, employees, and customers cool and comfortable during the heat of summer. However, you may have noticed that the air is not quite cool enough in certain areas. One problem that could cause this issue is that the unit itself is not large enough to cool the entire building. If you suspect this may be the case, look for the following signs.

    3 Situations Where Portable Air Conditioners Make Perfect Sense

    Of all the different types of air conditioning units out there, portable A/C units offer the most flexibility. These units are designed with mobility in mind, featuring a lightweight, compact design and durable casters for effortless movement from one room to another. Setup is minimal and the unit itself is usually powerful enough to cool off a single room. There are plenty of situations where portable air conditioning comes in handy, including the ones mentioned below:

    4 Heating Maintenance Tips To Start Your Spring Cleaning And Prepare For Summer Weather

    Soon, the summer weather will be here, and it will be time to start the AC to keep your home cool and comfortable. Before you forget about the cold winter months that have passed, you will want to do maintenance to the heating to ensure it survives the summer and is ready to heat your home again next winter. The following tips will help you with the spring cleaning and heating maintenance service that needs to be done before the summer months arrive: