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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

    Ready For Summer? 3 Reasons You Should Turn Your Air Conditioner Up A Few Degrees

    If you like to keep your air conditioner turned all the way down during the summer so that your home is nice and cold, you might want to turn it down. Not only will running your air conditioner non-stop cause premature wear and tear, it can also cause a variety of other unpleasant, and unexpected, problems. Now that summer is just about here, take a look at three reasons why you shouldn't use your air conditioner so much this summer.

    Tips For Hiring An HVAC Contractor To Install A New Air Conditioning Unit

    Purchasing a new air conditioning unit is a large financial investment, so it is natural to want it installed correctly. Unlike other installation projects around the house, a homeowner should never attempt to install an air conditioning unit-- it is a job that needs to be done by an experienced HVAC contractor. If you are replacing your air conditioning unit soon and need to have a new one installed, use the following tips to find the right HVAC contractor for the project:

    It's Not Going To Be Winter Forever: How To Get Your Home Ready For Summer

    Much of the United States is still fully-involved in winter weather. However, summer will be here before you know it, which means it's time to start preparing for the warm weather. Your home endures a lot of wear and tear during the winter. To make sure it's ready for summer, you need to take a few preventative measures. Here are just a few of the measures you should take to get your home ready for that warm summer weather that will soon be here.

    How To Improve Interior Air Quality

    Many people don't realize how poor the air quality in their home has become. You can definitely get used to poor air quality. Even if there is a strong odor, you might just become accustomed to the weird smells. Luckily, if you do want to improve the quality of air in your home, it is actually not that difficult. This article explains how to find the source of odors in your home, and what you can do to get rid of them to improve the air quality inside your home.

    Why Is Your Air Conditioning Freezing Up?

    There are few things more frustrating than a broken AC unit in the heat of the summer. And if your air conditioning has "frozen," don't expect it to keep your house cooler. Ironically, when this happens, the coils in the unit collect ice because the refrigerant has gotten too cold. Air may be pumping through your vents, but it's not even remotely cool. If this happens to you, here are some of the common reasons why and what you need to do to fix the problem.

    Four Benefits Of Air Conditioning You May Not Have Known

    Yes, your air conditioning keeps you comfortable during the hotter times of the year, but they also do a whole lot more than many people never realized about their AC units. This is why it's so important to show your AC some love by providing regular maintenance and repairs. Here are four benefits of AC that you might not have realized existed: Remove Irritants From the Air: One of the bigger benefits is an AC unit can provide is the removal of irritants from the air.

    How To Clean Your Furnace Cabinet

    Does it seem like your heat or AC don't seem to be pumping as strongly as it used to? If you are having airflow issues, you might be able to fix the problem on your own. Often, the issue lies in the furnace. This article explains how to clean the furnace filter and pump to ensure that you don't have airflow issues with your heat or AC. These are simple DIY jobs that could completely fix your problem.

    Keep an Ear Out for AC Trouble

    Switching on your AC for the first time each summer should be done with attention to details. This is because you want to recognize any warning signs of impending trouble now, at the beginning of the cooling season, rather than later when the temperature outside is unbearably hot. Your ears are one of your best diagnostic tools when it comes to your AC. Listen carefully for the following trouble signs as the system begins running.