Adding new space to your home can present unique heating and cooling challenges. When it comes to cooling a new addition, the following are three of the best options available. You’ll want to consider each one to determine which is best for your needs:
- A new HVAC system: If you’ve added considerably more space, such as an entire new wing or a large attic, consider upgrading your entire HVAC system. It is possible that your existing system will be too small to effectively treat the air within so much new space.
- Ductless mini split: A ductless mini split is small and easy to install. Often, they can be set up and operational within just a few hours. Ideal for use in attics and older houses that lack ductwork, these units are comprised of a condensing unit outside the home and an interior evaporator within the room. While these units are easy to operate and effective at cooling a room, you will need to install one within each room you want cooled.
- Attic fans: Attic fans quickly remove any hot air that has risen into the space. By attaching the fan directly to the thermostat, it can be programmed to turn on when it gets too hot and turn off when the temperature is just right. This not only saves energy, but also helps you keep your utility bills low.
As with all home heating and cooling solutions, remember to factor in the type of insulation you select as well. Fiberglass batts, rigid foam and spray foam are all options you will want to carefully consider when you are determining the best way to heat and cool a new addition.
For more information about cooling a new addition and the options we recommend, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ll be glad to hear the specifics of your existing system and home layout before making a tailored recommendation for you to consider.
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