Bringing your HVAC contractor into your home renovations planning early so you can stay comfortable in your newly designed space. When the project is all done, you’ll have a fully functional and efficient way to keep the new or remodeled space comfortable with a minimal amount of effort.
Your our home renovation may mean different things for your HVAC options, like:
- Extending your existing system. You might be able to extend your HVAC system to condition the new or remodeled space. Your HVAC contractor will make a sizing calculation to see if it will have the capacity to take care of the new space.
- Adding a zoning system. If the sizing calculation indicates the current system is too small, you may still be able to use it by zoning your home. A zoning system uses mechanical dampers to divide your home into separate areas that will be heated and cooled separately from the others. Besides being able to use your current system, your home will be more comfortable and your conditioning bills may be lower.
- Replacing the current system. When your current system is too small or it’s reached the end of its lifespan, you may need to install an entirely new system. It’s possible you can fold its cost into the financing for the home renovations or generate an energy efficient loan if you meet the lender’s criteria.
- Installing a mini split ductless heat pump. These remarkable HVAC appliances provide heating and cooling without using ductwork to deliver the conditioned air. They’re ideal for home additions or retrofits. They offer high efficiency and are relatively easy to install. Each mini split has its own thermostat so when you’re not using the new space, you can just turn the system off or adjust the temperature.