Renovating? 3 HVAC Considerations

Planning on renovating your Tallahassee, Florida, home? Of the many considerations to keep in mind during the renovation process, keeping your HVAC in good working order during the process is certainly one of the most important ones. Here are some of the most important HVAC considerations to keep in mind during renovations to help you have a successful project.

Check Sizing

Before you start a project, it’s imperative that you check and see if your current HVAC system will be able to handle your plans. Renovations that add extra space to your home can increase the load on your HVAC system. Overworking the system decreases efficiency, reduces home comfort, diminishes indoor air quality, and can lead to damage to the central unit. It may be best to replace your system with a larger unit, depending on the extent of your renovations and additional square footage.

Examine Ductwork

When renovating, you’ll also want to reassess your ductwork. If you’re adding space, your ductwork will need to be expanded to allow for air circulation in the new area. If you’re reorganizing the layout of your home, your vents may need to be moved to new locations to accommodate the changes. Airflow is imperative for home comfort; you don’t want to have a beautifully renovated home that’s stuffy and uncomfortable. In addition, properly placed vents can increase ventilation and improve indoor air quality.

Alternate Solutions

In some instances, buying a new unit, moving vents, or extending ductwork may not fit into renovation plans. Luckily, there are some great alternatives that will fix these issues. Ductless mini-split systems are perfect for additions, especially for homeowners who can’t or aren’t interested in extending their current system. These units can easily cool an addition without requiring more ductwork. Using separate interior and exterior units, they act as miniature HVAC systems for designated areas of your home. Plus, using a mini-split ductless system won’t add any more work to your central system.

Advanced Air Care Heating & Cooling can help you with your HVAC renovation needs. Give our licensed technicians a call today at 850-688-9265 to set up a consultation.

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