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How to Choose HVAC for Your Home Addition

Are you planning a new addition to your home? One of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is choosing the right HVAC system to ensure year-round comfort for your family. 

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In this blog post, Burch Oil discusses what you need to know in order to find the right HVAC for your new home addition.

Assessing the Size of the New Space

The first step in choosing the right HVAC system is determining the size of your new home addition. An improperly sized system can lead to uneven temperatures, excessive energy consumption and shortened equipment lifespan. To calculate the required heating and cooling capacity, consider factors such as the square footage, insulation levels, window sizes and the local climate.

Selecting the Right Type of HVAC System

Once you have determined the size of your HVAC system, it’s time to choose the type that best suits your needs. Here are some popular options for home additions:

  • Central air conditioning and heating systems. A central system may be a good choice if your existing HVAC system can handle the increased load. However, this may require additional ductwork.

  • Ductless mini-split systems. These systems are ideal for home additions because they don’t require ductwork, are energy-efficient and provide individual temperature control for each room.

  • Heat pump service options. Heat pumps can heat and cool your home addition, making them an energy-efficient choice. Consider factors like your local climate and energy costs when deciding whether a heat pump suits you.

  • Furnace replacement considerations. If you plan to replace your furnace as part of the home addition, consider newer models with higher efficiency ratings to save on energy costs.

Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

When selecting an HVAC system, consider energy efficiency as a top priority. HVAC setups with higher seasonal energy efficiency ratios and annual fuel utilization efficiency ratings can significantly lower energy bills. In addition to selecting an energy-efficient HVAC system, ensure it is properly installed and well-maintained to enjoy maximum cost savings.

Professional HVAC Services for Optimal Performance

To optimize the performance and lifespan of your chosen HVAC system, hire professional HVAC services for installation, maintenance and repairs. Expert technicians can ensure your system is correctly sized, installed and maintained, helping you avoid common issues such as inefficient temperature regulation or high energy bills. 

When planning a new home addition, choosing the right HVAC system ensures comfort, energy efficiency and cost savings. With the guidance of professional HVAC services, you can confidently select the best system for your needs. 

To get expert assistance with your HVAC system selection, installation and service, turn to Burch Oil in Hollywood, MD. Call (301) 373-2131 or complete our contact form today to schedule a consultation.

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