Heating and Cooling Options When Adding An Addition To Your Home

Heating and cooling a home additition

One of the most important considerations when adding a new addition to your home is how you are going to heat and cool the additional space. Sometimes an existing furnace or air conditioner just isn't large enough to handle the requirements of the added air volume.

Even if you replace the central heating and cooling unit with a larger system, expanding existing ducts into the new space can create problems with maintaining even temperatures throughout the rest of the house if the air handler is on the far side of the house from the new space.

Split HVAC Systems

One option for heating a new addition is to install a split heating and cooling system, also known as a ductless heat pump. A heat pump not only heats in the winter, it provides cooling in the summer.

Because a split system works independently from the main HVAC system – in most cases having it's own hand-held remote – it eliminates the air balancing problems that attempting to expand an existing HVAC system can cause.

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