Help running a support beam down middle of house
I agree, use a Structural Engineer, this is what they are for. Just sizing the beams is simple enough, it's the footing size, depth, steel, etc. that is complicated and requires a pro. Without it, you would be liable for any structural failure or drywall cracks as your H.O.Insurance carrier could pass a claim onto you without the "paper trail". The B.D. would pass inspection easily then...
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!