Heating and Cooling Options For New Additions
When adding a new space to your home one of the most important decisions is how you are going to heat and cool the room. In some cases your existing central heating and cooling system may not be large enough to handle the added air volume. Or, adding air ducts to extend the reach of the existing duct work may not be practical because of the structure of the house or distance from the air handler.
Even if the furnace and AC are upgraded to a larger system and the duct system is extended, there can be problems maintaining consistent temperatures throughout the entire home. Here are some solutions to these problems
Mini-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 also provides cooling in the summer.
Because split systems work independently from the home’s primary HVAC system – in most cases having its own thermostat – it eliminates the air balancing problems that can occur when expanding an existing HVAC system.
Have questions about heating and cooling a new addition to your home? Give Hickey Plumbing, Air & Electrical a call. Our home comfort specialists can help solve all your heating and cooling challenges.