Whether you’re putting on a second family room, a guest suite or growing the kitchen, having extra square footage in your home is sure to be convenient. Just remember to consider the heating and cooling necessities of the new room. One of those points should involve whether you should upgrade your HVAC system for a home addition in the U.S.. Our guidebook will help you as you begin the process.
If the home addition includes growing a room instead of putting on entirely new rooms, you may not need to improve the HVAC system at all. This is often the case if your heating and cooling units were oversized originally. Request a load calculation from a pro technician, such as one from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing by calling 866-397-3787. This will figure out if your current HVAC system can manage the modifications you’ve made to your residence.
Another solution for getting heat and air conditioning into your home addition is to add on to the ductwork from your existing forced-air unit. If you rely on radiators or baseboard heating, you can extend hot water piping to the new space.
Bear in mind that, in addition to ductwork or water piping, you could also have to install HVAC equipment to manage the higher load. The following increase in electricity use might even need an enhanced electrical panel. If your heating and cooling system needs to be replaced soon, this might be a good option.
Rather than upgrading your existing unit to handle the additional space, you can get a freestanding one. Ductless mini-splits are great for this. They consist of two parts. There’s a condensing system that is installed on a slab outside, similar to an air conditioner. Then there’s the sleek indoor blower that is installed on the ceiling or wall.
Akin to a central heat pump, mini-split HVAC systems offer both heating and cooling for constant comfort from one setup.
Since there’s a wall- or ceiling-mounted air handler, ductwork isn’t necessary. You can even link up to four indoor blowers with one outdoor unit for zoned heating and cooling in different areas in your residence. A ductless mini-split may be the right HVAC solution for your home addition if:
If you need help figuring out which HVAC option is ideal, let Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing give our recommendations. We have years of experience helping homeowners fine-tune their indoor comfort, with a dedication to efficiency and eco-friendly HVAC solutions.
We’ll start the process by doing a load calculation to figure out your needs. Then, we can offer cost breakdowns for ductwork installation and system upgrades vs. installing a ductless mini-split HVAC system. We’ll offer you all the possibilities so you can make a smart decision. To begin, reach at 866-397-3787 to schedule an appointment right away!
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