As discussed in Part 1, summer is the best season to accomplish electrical projects that will increase your family’s quality of life. The indoor projects will make life cooler and more pleasant. The outdoor projects will make the improved areas safer and more fun. Part 2 will cover the outdoor items for the Top 10 Home Electrical Projects of Summer.
Summer is the best time of year to accomplish the electrical projects that will increase your family’s quality of life. Warm weather and longer days make them easier to do. The indoor projects will make life cooler and more pleasant. The outdoor projects will make the improved areas safer and more fun. Below are the Top 10 Home Electrical Projects of Summer. Part 1 will cover the indoor items.
As discussed in Part 1, the most important resource for selecting a new HVAC system will be a licensed electrician who is very experienced in installing them. An HVAC installation requires both solid engineering and working with a home’s existing wiring, ventilation, ductwork, etc. Consider a good electrical contractor a sound investment because the project will run from $2,500 to about $15,000 on average. Part 2 will cover Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, and Noise Levels.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system in time for the hottest days of summer, this article will help by discussing some facts you should know. However, the most important resource will be a licensed electrician who is very experienced in installing HVACs. Make sure to contact one in your area to get the best results.
As discussed in Part 1, electric wall heaters were introduced after gas heaters, and they are the leader today for heating living spaces. If properly and safely used, wall mounted heaters powered by electricity give homes and apartments several benefits in terms of heating. The following will discuss the advantages from using electric wall heaters.
Begins Working Rapidly
Electric wall heating units will typically begin providing heat within 1 to 2 minutes, rapidly and efficiently distributing heat into the desired area.
Wall heaters are heating units installed into or directly attached to a wall. They are most commonly found inside studio or bachelor apartments and compact offices. They are suitable for small spaces because they provide adequate heating while conserving floor space. Coming into use more than 60 years ago, are they still viable today? This two-part article discusses why wall heaters are ideal for small living areas.
Gas Wall Heater
Wall heaters were developed from radiators, which declined in use after the gas heater was introduced. Directly attached to walls, gas heaters permit the free flow of heat and are more economical than electric wall heaters. Early versions needed a ventilation system, which was unhealthy for some people; this was largely eliminated by the ventless gas wall heater.
It may just be past Labor Day and you are looking forward to a few days of Indian Summer, but Old Man Winter will eventually be knocking on the doors and windows of your home. Don’t wait until there is a blizzard blanketing your yard to cope with the conditions of the toughest season. The following are three simple things you can do to ready your home electrically for winter.
Able to lower the ‘feeling’ of a room’s temperature by about 8 degrees, ceiling fans allow homeowners to raise thermostats and save electricity by using less air conditioning. The swapping of an overhead light fixture with a ceiling fan can be handled safely by an experienced and licensed electrician usually within one to two hours.
Assigned a specific purpose, a dedicated circuit is equipped with its own circuit breaker in the electrical box. It is meant to be used by only one appliance, making it “dedicated”. No other appliance will use its outlet or the electricity from this circuit. A dedicated circuit makes sure that a large appliance that consumes a great amount of electricity will be provided adequate access to the power it requires, preventing an overloaded system, which would result in a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
There are numerous free or inexpensive ways to save energy during the spring and summer months. The following is a summary of tips from the U. S. Department of Energy website (www.energy.gov) that will cut your energy expenses when electricity consumption typically jumps. Another great idea is consulting with an experienced energy auditor regarding a home energy audit to get the best results.