It’s no great surprise that adding on a second story to your home
means you will need to install a new cooling and heating system. While
extending your current HVAC system into your new addition may seem like
the logical step, replacing your whole system may in fact be the wiser
choice. Because you will likely pay more to heat and cool your new, enlarged
house, installing a new energy-efficient HVAC system may in fact reduce
your monthly energy bills by 20 percent, or about $200 annually. As an
added benefit, homeowners who purchase a new HVAC system may quality for
a tax credit from the IRS.
A leader in
AC service, Del-Air specializes in keeping residents cool and comfortable year
round. Here are some of our tips for cooling your new two-story home addition:
- Before planning construction, it’s a good idea to arrange for a professional
to perform an energy audit to evaluate your home’s heating and cooling
needs. Your HVAC contractor can then provide suggestions for optimizing
your heating and cooling system while keeping energy bills to a minimum.
- Many homeowners assume that expanding their current HVAC system is the
less expensive option. However, depending on the size of your HVAC system,
you may need to increase its capacity in order to handle the greater demand
posed by your two-story home addition. In the long run, replacing the
system with a new model may prove less costly.
- Installing a brand-new HVAC system that doesn’t connect to your existing
model may be the most cost-effective solution. Placed adjacent to the
home add-on, a dedicated HVAC system expends less energy because of the
fact that the ducts are shorter.
Cool Your Home with Help from the Pros
Expanding your home is exciting, however homeowners who fail to consider
the new addition’s HVAC needs often face higher utility bills in
the coming years. For more information regarding the best way to heat
or cool your new addition, or for
AC service, call the professionals at Del-Air today at (855) 972-9943. You can
rest assured that we will find the most efficient air conditioning system
to keep your family cool and comfortable year round.