Adding a new home addition is an exciting time in any Fairfax, Virginia, homeowner’s life. Your addition doesn’t only give your family more space to spread out. If you’re a work-at-home professional, building a new home office helps you stay focused and organized. Here are a few ways to keep your new space cool and comfortable:
Install a Ductless System
Did you know you can heat and cool your new addition on a completely different system from the main house? With a ductless mini-split, you can control the room’s temperature with ease. Imagine being able to cool your home office directly while running your home’s central AC at a more energy-efficient temperature to save money. Since you can turn on the ductless system only when you use the room, you can keep those energy bills in check.
Extend Your Central AC
While not the most cost-effective option, you can have an HVAC service technician extend your existing air conditioning ducts. You’ll need to consult with an expert first, however, since he or she will have to verify that your AC is large enough to accommodate the extra room. If so, all it takes is new ductwork and you’ll enjoy the same.
If you do intend to extend your existing HVAC system, build your new addition with the extension in mind. It will be easier to plan for the ductwork and connect everything during construction rather than wait until later and possibly have to sacrifice space to accommodate the ducts.
Consider a High-Velocity Air Conditioner
Another alternative to central air conditioning is a high-velocity system, which is designed for smaller spaces such as a new home addition. A high-velocity system effectively delivers cool air and removes humidity without the large ductwork. In fact, it only requires 2-inch-wide tubes to circulate and distribute the air, making it perfect for a retrofit.
Want an expert opinion on cooling your new addition? Call Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning at 703-783-0145 to schedule an appointment with a friendly HVAC service technician. We look forward to helping you cool your new home addition and keeping you comfortable.
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