Is a home remodel on your agenda for 2021? There is a lot to consider and plenty of planning to do. If you plan on adding more space to your home, you will need to consider how your heating and cooling system factors into that. The comfort of your home depends on it! So, here are some important questions to answer before you plan for a remodel.
#1: Is your current furnace big enough for the space you’re adding on?
Your energy needs will not be the same once you have a larger home. When factoring in your remodel costs and plans, consider upgrading to a bigger furnace or a second unit (depending on how big the new space is). This will ensure that your home will be kept comfortable all year long. Not to mention, new systems are incredibly energy efficient and can help save money in the long run when it comes to energy usage. Some homes may even benefit from a ductless heating and cooling system, which can work alongside your furnace and provide air conditioning during warm months.
#2: Do I need to change or add ductwork?
Our experts at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning can determine if your current ductwork will work for your remodel or if you will need to modify or add more. Extending ducts often creates space for heat loss, which wastes energy and can increase utility bills. Our team can advise to make sure you make the right choice.
#3: How do windows and doors play a factor in heating and cooling?
If your home remodel involves adding new windows or doors, you’ll be in good shape for saving energy! Your HVAC system and new windows and doors work together, in fact. That’s because quality EnergyStar® rated windows and doors are incredibly energy efficient and help seal in the warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer. And that helps prevent temperature loss and keeps your HVAC system from working harder than it has to.
#4: Which HVAC system should I pick for my remodel?
Well, this depends on your budget and your home’s size. Our experienced team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning will recommend some great options for you based on your price preferences and your home’s layout. We will make sure that you have the right system for your space. That way, you’ll stay comfortable all year long.
So, contact us today for questions about your home remodel. We can help with the heating and cooling details. We look forward to talking to you!