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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Restoring An Old Home In A Flood Zone? How To Prepare And Keep HVAC Appliances Safe

by Jamie Shaw

If you are restoring an older home and it is located inside a flood zone, there are a few things that you want to do before you put any money into the property. Not only do you want to do what you can to prevent a flood from happening, but you also want to make sure that you are making the best upgrades and changes for the property. Consider the following changes.

Have the Property Properly Surveyed

You want to have the property surveyed so you can find out if it is at the risk of a flood because of the grading of the land, and the proximity to local water sources. If there aren't a lot of great ways to drain the property and there are other problems, the surveyor will include all of this in the report.

Talk with the professional about what options you have to build up the property so that the house will be higher in the air. There may also be other property changes you can make to help with the flooding risks and problems.

Get Flood Certification for Insurance

Your insurance provider will require that you get a flood certificate, which means that you have taken all of the necessary precautions that you can to help prevent water damage and that you acknowledge that your home is in a flood zone. Talk with your land surveyor to get this certificate, and then with the insurance provider about what to do to get the best rate on your insurance policy.

Plan Ahead

You want to plan ahead to make sure that you prevent a flood from becoming a problem in your home. Installing more than one sump pump and making sure that your sump pump has a water-powered backup system is the best way to do this. You may also want to have a waterproofing agent applied to the basement walls.

Relocate HVAC Appliances

Have an HVAC appliance repair and installation professional come to the property to see if the old units are worth saving, or if they need to be replaced. Ask if they could be moved, safe from water damages and problems. You may also want to install new options, but it may be best to put them on the main level of the house if the basement is at the high risk of flooding.

There are a lot of issues when you are restoring an old home, but if you know you are already in a flood zone, do the following things. This way you know that the house is covered in advance. For more information on cooling and furnace repair services, contact your local HVAC repair team today.