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Aprilaire Systems & Products Guide

 

Aprilaire product guide

Good air is essential for a clean, comfortable, and healthy living environment, and ensuring the circulation of good air throughout your home requires an efficient system of dehumidification. Just as with outdoor air, high humidity levels in the indoor air greatly affect how the human body perceives hot and cold, making warm temperatures feel hotter and cool temperatures feel colder. A high level of moisture in the air is also the leading cause of mold, which can consequently release harmful spores into the air you breathe. Investing in a good whole house dehumidifier is a smart move for overall health and wellness as well as comfort.

Conversely, a lack of moisture in your home’s air can have detrimental health effects, not to mention that your home could suffer, too. In particularly dry locations, inhabitants can experience dry skin, hair, and lips, as well as other nuisances like dry throat. Because your body moisture evaporates more quickly in a dry space, this also leaves your body temperature chilled, putting you at a higher risk for respiratory illness.

The Best Air Conditioners of 2019: Buying Guide

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Please note: This article was updated May 28, 2019.

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!

Air Conditioner TypeTop Product
Window ACFriedrich CP06G10B
Through-the-Wall ACGeneral Electric AJCQ12DCG
Most Efficient ACPanasonic XE12SKUA-1
Heating & Cooling ACLG LP153HDUC
Multi-Zone Mini Split ACLG LMU300HHV

More details on the top air conditioners of 2019 below.

How to Choose a Ductless Mini-Split: Sizing Calculator

How to choose a ductless mini split system - BTU calculator
There is a lot to consider when shopping for a ductless mini-split, but nothing is more important than choosing a unit with the right BTU rating. But what is a BTU rating? How does it work? And why is it so important?

This article will explain why choosing a system with the correct BTU rating is so important. We’ll also share our mini split sizing calculator, which is the easiest way to calculate BTUs.

How to Heat a Barn: A Guide for Consumers

Barn Heaters 101: How to Heat a Barn

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h/t stock photo: Joseph M. Arrigo

Not sure how to heat a barn? Like any industrial or commercial space, barns present their own unique set of heating requirements, and special consideration is needed before the proper heat source can be chosen.

Due to a typical barn’s size, infrastructure, and various purposes, a heat source that may be fine for your home won’t necessarily be appropriate (or safe) for your barn. We at Total Home Supply are committed to helping our customers choose only the best possible heaters for their own needs, and this post is designed to help you consider everything you need to know about heating a barn.

Gas, Wood-Burning or Electric? A Simple Fireplace Guide

3 Types of Fireplaces to Explore This Winter

Winter may not be everybody’s favorite season, but it’s arguably the coziest. And what could be cozier than a warm fire in the comfort of your own home?

Which type of fireplace is best for you: Wood-burning, gas or electric?

Traditional wood-burning fireplaces are great for heat and ambiance, but many people are turned off by the mess and frustration that comes with them. Gas and electric fireplaces can offer terrific alternatives, but there is still a lot to consider when making such a purchase. What kind of fireplace would best reflect what you want out of a heating/lighting unit, and which model would best suit the existing interior of your home? Let’s discuss the features of the three main types of fireplaces and highlight the pros and cons of each.