Adding a space to your home can be a great way to get that extra room or square footage that you need, but you want to make sure that you aren't overspending on the renovation. If you are worried about how the room will be heated or cooled with HVAC appliances, and if you have to run ductwork to the space, you want to talk with a heating and cooling professional to get more information and costs. Here are some of the things that you want to talk with the HVAC professionals about before you start the renovation.
Can Ductwork Be Connected?
The location of the current HVAC ducts and vents will determine how easy or difficult it is to bring ducts and vent into the new space. If the ducts run along where the new room will be, it may not be hard for them to split the duct. If there is no duct against that wall, adding new ductwork, a cold air return, and vents could cause damage to a lot of drywall and a high cost.
Is a Ductless Heat Pump Better?
A ductless heat pump for the space may be a better solution. This pump will work as an HVAC appliance by:
- Pulling heat out of the ground to heat the room when temperatures are low
- Extract humidity and heat out of the space to keep it cool when needed
This unit will be installed to only service the added space, which is an efficient way for you to meet the heating and cooling needs for the space without having to disrupt the heating and cooling system that is already set up for the rest of the house. Find out what size and type of pump will be the best for the area where you live and the climate.
Ductless Air Conditioner
If you aren't worried about heating the space but you want to be sure you can keep the space cool, consider a ductless air conditioning unit. These can be installed with a ventilation pipe going outside of the home, and they are great for small spaces. This may be the easiest way to be comfortable in the room when temperatures are high.
If you are adding a bonus room, three season room, or just another bedroom to the property and you don't think that it will be worth the cost or the work to have the room connected with the entire home HVAC system, you want to consult the HVAC professionals. They will let you know what the cost will be to install a geothermal heat pump, or any other type of small heating or cooling appliance that you are interested in, and how it can improve the house or the space so that you are comfortable after the construction.
For more information, contact a company like Arizona Refrigeration Service Inc today.Share