Home Renovations & Your Existing HVAC System

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

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?

Schedule an Evaluation with a Licensed HVAC Contractor

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.

Can your HVAC system support your new home addition?

Contact a licensed 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, accomodations can easily be made to your plans and budget, saving you significant heartache if an upgrade is required.

Can your HVAC system support your new home addition?

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 Heat Pump — 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.

Can your HVAC system support your new home addition?

Be Comfortable In Your New Home Addition

If you’re adding onto your Coachella Valley home and your calculations indicate you need to upgrade your HVAC system, be sure to contact Hyde’s 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.