Are you planning to expand your house with a home addition? If you are, you’ve probably already researched everything it entails, but you might not have realized one of the most important things you’ll also have to upgrade with a home addition…. Your HVAC system.

You might be wondering, “How do I know if my home addition requires upgrading my HVAC system?”

Here are three options you should consider.

You Might Not Need An Upgrade

If your home addition only includes enlarging a room instead of adding a whole new room in your home, then you might not need to upgrade your HVAC system. However, this depends on the size of your HVAC unit. We recommend scheduling a consultation with an HVAC professional to determine if your home addition will require a home addition.

You Need to Upgrade Your HVAC System

If you want your home to have optimal heating and air, a good solution, you might want to consider extending your current unit’s ductwork. However, keep in mind that with additional ductwork or water piping means upgrading your HVAC system so it can manage a more significant load, you might even need a new electrical panel.

Get a Ductless Mini-Split

You might be wondering, “What if I don’t want to get a whole new system?” If you don’t want a new HVAC system, another option would be to get a ductless mini-split, which would be independent of the HVAC system you already have. Similar to central heating and air, a ductless mini-split system provides both heating and cooling as well, but from one piece of equipment. A mini-split means no ductwork!

We hope this blog helped inform you of whether your home addition requires upgrading your HVAC system or not. If you need help figuring out what option is best for your home addition, please feel free to contact us!