Posts Tagged 'hvac-contractor'

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?

Does my air conditioning unit need a drip pan?

We recently had 2 air conditioning units installed at our house. Although the unit in the attic was installed with a drip pan, there is no drip pan on the bottom AC unit. Is this normal? Did the HVAC contractor make a mistake?

Is it bad to run the air conditioning during construction?

I am in the middle of a house construction project. The AC is now operational, but is it okay to use it while other construction is still happening?

What's that thumping sound when my gas furnace turns off?

My newly installed Carrier furnace makes a thumping sound immediately after it shuts off. The sound only occurs if the furnace blower has been operating. I hear the sound near the unit's vent pipes, and it is loud enough to hear throughout my condo. Any ideas?

Remodeling an unfinished basement

We recently bought a new house and want to remodel the unfinished walkout basement. If we act as our own general contractor, which is a logical order to do the needed work. Also, what features are most desirable for resale (gym, home theater, office,etc)?

Installing a heater and insulation in a cold bedroom

An add-on bedroom in my house has no heat, and I'm assuming no insulation, because it is so cold in the winter. I would like to use the room as a guest room, what should I do?

How Do I Install a New Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

I am currently working on a bathroom remodel and installing an exhaust fan. The bathroom never had an exhaust fan before, so I am trying to decide the best way to complete the installation. There is an adjacent bathroom with an existing fan and 6" duct work vented outside. Is it acceptable and to code to tie into the existing duct work with a connector for the new fan? If not, what is the most efficient and cost effective way to install the new fan?

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?

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