Are you aching for more space in your Ohio home? Perhaps after a long winter, you’re feeling a little boxed in. A home addition is a great way to get the space you need while avoiding the hassle of moving and the disappointment of leaving a neighborhood you love. However, as you plan to add on to your home, don’t forget to consider your HVAC system’s capabilities. To ensure your new addition is comfortable all year long, consider these options from your friends at Allied Services, Inc.
Your first option for heating and cooling your new living space is simply to extend your current HVAC system. Simple as it sounds, there are certain steps to take to make sure this is a good option for your home. You’ll need to have an energy audit and load calculation performed by an HVAC professional to ensure your current system has the power needed to extend the existing ductwork. Then, if your system is powerful enough, the airflow will need to be re-balanced so that all of the areas of your home get the right level of air delivery.
If you get your HVAC system evaluated and it is not able to handle the new addition, you can upgrade your system to a larger size. This will allow you to use the existing ductwork and create minimal interference with your home overall. An HVAC professional will be able to help you determine the correct size for your home plus the new addition.
Your final option is to consider a separate system altogether. As you complete construction on your new addition, you can install a ductless heat pump or a mini split to handle the heating and cooling with high efficiency without disrupting your current system at all. This is a good option for additions that won’t be used all the time, as you can use the heat pump or mini split on an as-needed basis.
To find out more about heat pumps or to schedule a consultation with one of our team members, contact us today at (937) 269-5059. Our staff here at Allied Services will gladly talk you through your options for heating and cooling your new addition and help you find the best solution.