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Heating and Cooling a Home Addition

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Adding on to your Hoover, Alabama, home is an exciting time. You can create the space you’ve always wanted for a home gym, an extra bedroom, or a larger master suite. One of the challenges that come with home additions is figuring out the most effective cooling and heating system for the new space. If you’re wondering how to keep your new addition comfortable, talk to one of our experienced HVAC technicians.

Add a Heat Pump

One option for maintaining a comfortable indoor atmosphere within the new home addition is a heat pump. Heat pumps are extremely efficient and can provide both heating and cooling within a space. Instead of producing heated or cooled air, a heat pump simply transfers the heat indoors or outdoors, depending on the season. Since fossil fuels aren’t needed, heat pumps also operate cleanly and efficiently, making them excellent options for those who are concerned about their environmental impact.

Consider Ductless HVAC

Extending your current HVAC system to the home addition is an option, although it can be expensive. You’ll need to get additional ductwork installed, as well as new vents and registers, cut into the drywall of your new space. Many home additions use ductless HVAC instead of extending the system because these units can operate on their own without relying on your existing heating and cooling unit.

A ductless HVAC unit also called a mini-split, is attached to the wall in a room. This is controlled by a remote, giving you complete control over the indoor temperature. A ductless HVAC unit comes with a number of benefits, including targeted heating and cooling, improved efficiency, and clean indoor air that goes through a filtration process to remove contaminants. When you’re not in the additional space of the home, you can also turn off the ductless unit to avoid wasting energy.

For more information about heating and cooling your home addition with one of these energy-efficient options, contact our HVAC technicians at Total Comfort Heating & Air by calling (205) 386-2056.

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