Posts Tagged 'furnace'

What home renovations will most increase the overall value of my house?

I want to spend some money to update my pre-war co-op apartment, but am unsure which remodeling projects make the most sense for my budget. Should I go for looks (new floors, fresh paint) or worry more about functional items like updated appliances, new fixtures, modern furnace? Thank you.

What's the average cost of purchasing and installing a new air conditioner?

Our house is a 1,100 square foot single story home that has a forced-air furnace (located in the attic) with new duct work throughout. How much might it cost to add an air conditioning unit to the system?

Should I Have My Home Furnace Inspected?

I moved into a new home two months ago and the home inspection noted no problem with the furnace. Recently I noticed that the furnace has some black stuff around the tubing that is coming out of the side of the unit and a smell in the house. Is this normal or is it something I should be concerned about?

Does my HVAC return have to be in the ceiling?

I have a split level house and right now my furnace is in the utility room directly below my kitchen. The duct runs up the full height of the house and is partially blocking the doorway into my kitchen which I would like to widen. Does the return duct have to run all the way to the attic and finish in the ceiling? Would it be possible to end the return on a main floor wall and remove the duct that runs through the main floor? Right now the duct is in such a inconvenient location in middle of the house. Thanks in advance for the advice.