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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!


Preparing for My Dream Home

    Common Issues With Older Gas Furnaces

    If you still have an older, conventional gas furnace — the type without any fancy options like a condensing chamber or a multi-phase fan — then it's time to be on the lookout for issues. After 15 or 20 years of use, these furnaces often start developing problems. The good thing is that these furnaces also tend to be pretty easy to repair. Keep reading for a look at common issues with older gas furnaces and a look at how each issue is dealt with.

    Tired Of High Heating Bills? Top Ways To Reduce Your Overall Costs

    Staying warm in your home is likely to be high on your priority list. Being comfortable throughout the day is the key to feeling your best. However, if you reside in a frigid climate, you may endure excessive heating costs. Knowing ways to lower these expenses can be helpful. 1. Use a programmable thermostat You may be amazed at how much better you can control your heating costs when you install a programmable thermostat.

    Having Problems With Your Commercial Property Breaker Box Blowing Fuses? Get Help And Adress These Things Now

    It can be difficult to run a business efficiently if the breaker box for your commercial property is constantly blowing fuses and needing attention or repairs. If this is happening to you, it's important to contact a licensed commercial electrician right away to get the unit the attention it needs. Not only may it be time for an improvement for the breaker box, but it may also be time for some energy-efficiency improvements.

    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.