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December 8, 2016

At one time or another, you may have seen a ductless cooling and heating device and wondered what it was. Ductless systems are a great option for homes that do not have any ductwork installed. They are ideal in kitchens where there’s a lot of cooking going on because as you might know, ventilation is very important to avoid those stinky fumes. These devices are an affordable alternative to central ventilating, heating and air conditioning system that needs a network of ducts to move air. Below are the benefits of ductless systems.

They are flexible. Ductless cooling and heating systems usually directly distribute air into different zones and they only have small indoor unit and outdoor unit that usually does not need something more than setting capabilities and access to electricity. These devices can be installed in many different areas like apartments, condos, businesses to name a few. And if you have solar panels, all the energy consumption from these necessary home systems will be free!

Cost-effective. This is one of the main reason why many homeowners are switching to ductless systems as it saves on cost. When in your home’s temperature becomes dependent on insufficient air conditioning systems, the monthly bill can mount up. Ductless systems operate on less power as they are smaller than the traditional forced-air systems and in addition, these systems deliver temperatures controlled air directly into a room, thus there is no loss in efficiency. With these ductless systems, homeowners are able to create zones in their homes where they don’t heat or cool a room that is not occupied. More to the fact that you get to save money on home utilities, homeowners are entitled to utility rebates as they are many states and federal programs that allow homeowners and business to take advantages of these additional savings `for the year they install it.

Easy to install. Installing the traditional ducted systems can take several weeks and can disrupt the daily activities in a home. Ductless systems, on the other hand, are less invasive to install because the blowers are mounted on walls or ceilings and only need small hole placed on the exterior wall to connect to the outdoor unit. Thus, homeowners do not have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceiling after the installation. The installation can be performed in a day.

The good thing with ductless cooling and heating air conditioning systems is that they are quiet and do not make noise. Traditional ducted systems can make a lot of noise, but the ductless systems are quiet and make a noise similar to that of a quiet hum. It amounts to the background noise that is easily drowned out by music, conversation or television. If you want to learn more about where to find an HVAC business close to you click here

Google Makes the Perfect House Extension

Cookie Monster
July 27, 2016

Wither you’ve a keen eye for design, or just get lucky with your colours, searching online to find design ideas is always a great place to start. Not only can you find lots of images that are linked to the likes of Pinterest or Flickr, but you’ll also come across some great architects that can give you a better home extension over your local builder.

What’s great about a home extension is not only the value it can add to your property, but that new home feeling that you have maybe been wanting, but didn’t want to move house for.

Although searches on Google aren’t as high as they used to be back in 2015, it is still a great place to find new ideas as architects, interior designers, and bloggers fill the internet with their thoughts and designs.
Dalkeith based architect Douglas Strachan understands the frustrations of living in existing housing “the main issues I come across regularly are, smaller kitchens, bathrooms, and really lack any connection with the garden”

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Above is a concept design for a Garden Retreat by Douglas, allowing the homes owners to enjoy their garden more through the day and retreat indoors during the night.

With the UK and Ireland topping the Google charts as a region looking for home extensions, there is a massive demand for this part of the property development market. This also means that there may be a number of untrusted sources looking to make a quick buck, whilst leaving you with a botch job extension and a bigger cost on repairs.
This alone, makes it imperative that you seek a trustworthy source before you bring your Pinterest Board to life.
Landmark Architects are a great Architecture Practice to follow on Twitter, with their latest project being written up on Houzz.