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Home Renovations & Your Existing HVAC System

So you’re adding rooms to your home. How exciting! All that extra space is going to make your house feel like a whole new place. But are you sure your HVAC system is able to comfortably heat and cool your newly expanded space?

Do You Need To Upgrade Your HVAC to Accommodate Your Home Addition?

There’s a lot that goes into determining your heating and cooling needs, from the where you live to how many square feet your home has to how many windows face south, but one thing is for sure, you do not want to finish the addition only to find out that your HVAC system is incompatible with your new, conditioned space.

Contact a licensed HVAC contractor in the beginning stages of your home addition to schedule an evaluation of your plans and current hvac system. This step shouldn’t take but an afternoon to complete; and at this stage in the game, accommodations can easily be made to your plans and budget, saving you significant heartache if an upgrade is required.

Options For Upgrading Your HVAC System

Replace Your Existing HVAC Unit — You could choose to meet the additional heating and cooling demand by installing a new HVAC systemThis will give you the convenience of having your home addition tied into your air duct system and all rooms served by the same system. Replacement is a particularly good option if your existing HVAC system is more than 10 years old, as the unit is probably ready for an upgrade anyway. However, if your existing HVAC unit is less than 10 years old, it may not be a justifiable expense.

Install A Ductless System — If your existing HVAC unit is still fairly new and you don’t want to go to the expense of replacing it unnecessarily, a good solution is to install a ductless heat pump that’s dedicated just to your home addition. Not only does this option spare you the hassle and expense of replacing your central HVAC unit, it allows you to “win back” the space you would have otherwise dedicated to ductwork.

Replace Your Current Systems with a Heat Pump — A heat pump is a device that can save you money and time with its dual capabilities. Not only does it produce warmth in the winter, but it also cools your home more efficiently than conventional air conditioners or furnaces that are not a environmentally friendly. By replacing your heating and AC system, a heat pump in one system that can provide both services. 

Schedule an Evaluation with a Licensed HVAC Contractor

If you’re adding onto your Coachella Valley home and your calculations indicate you need to upgrade your HVAC system, be sure to contact Hydes for a free professional evaluation and system recommendation. We’ll help you choose the right option to maximize your home comfort so you can enjoy that extra space even more! (760) 360-2202.

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