How to Cool & Heat a Basement

Heating and cooling a basement

Whether it’s a rec room, extra living room, or other space, basements can be a great place in the house to hang out. However, when it comes to heating and cooling during different times of the year, it can be a little bit tricky to know the best way to control the temperature in a basement.

Because basements, in general, tend to be colder than other parts of the house, special adjustments are often needed to make the space a comfortable place to spend time. If your basement was not already equipped with the proper setup when it was built, you will have to take the time to install a system that will help you heat and cool it effectively and efficiently.

The Best Air Conditioners of 2018: Buying Guide

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Please note: This article was updated March 21, 2018.

It’s that time of year again – flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping and the temperature is on the rise. Summer’s right around the corner and it may be time for you to start thinking about how you’ll cool your home during the upcoming hot, sunny months.

With so many different options to choose from, trying to figure out exactly which air conditioner to purchase can prove a daunting and overwhelming task. That’s why we at Total Home Supply have put together this comprehensive AC buying guide to help you identify what to look for when shopping for a new AC unit. Take a look at some of our top picks, then head on over to our website to shop and get free shipping on your order!

Mini Split Installation (DIY & Professional): How to Install & Placement Tips

Whether you’re a professional contractor or a handy homeowner, installing a mini split system can be a daunting task. But if you purchase a mini split, you might be surprised to learn that the installation process isn’t all that difficult if you know what you’re doing.

If you’re a DIYer and thinking of installing a mini split yourself, you’ll be happy to know that doing so can save you money. Whether you are planning on installing a traditional mini split and having a professional come in to charge the system and start it up or going for the even easier option of installing a 100% DIY mini split system, you can reap some pretty serious saving. And to top it all off, you’ll end up saving money in the long run since mini split systems are highly efficient compared to central heat and air.

If you’re a professional contractor, you understand that installing a mini split is a bit different than installing other types of HVAC systems. Since there’s no need to install ductwork, you may find that the mini split installation process is actually quite simple.

In order to successfully install your new unit, there are a few key details to keep in mind to make the installation process a bit easier. By taking these factors into consideration, you’ll ensure that your mini split installation is as smooth and successful as possible.

LGRED Mini Splits: A Solution for Extreme Climates

If you live in an area that’s subject to extreme temperatures, you understand how important it is to have a reliable heating or cooling system. However, finding a great HVAC system is easier said than done. Too hot, and the AC doesn’t kick on. Too cold, and the furnace is barely functioning.

It’s an ironic and frustrating process, but fortunately, LG is making waves in the HVAC industry with their new LGRED mini splits. This product line is specifically designed for those who live in extreme climates, operating in a range of -13 to 118 degrees Fahrenheit.

What You Need to Know About Electric Fireplace Safety & Efficiency

Electric fireplaces have many advantages when it comes to heating your home in the winter. You don’t have to deal with buying or hauling firewood, and they can provide a homey ambiance to your home without much of the hassle that comes with traditional fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Electric fireplaces are easy to fit to any pre-existing fireplace, and in some cases, you don’t even need to have one in order to reap the benefits of a small, warm, and homey fire.

If you’ve looked into having an electric fireplace installed in your home, you may also have some efficiency and safety concerns. It turns out an electric fireplace can be a safe and efficient way to provide supplemental heat and a cozy environment to your home.