Expanding the living space of your home with a new addition is a major project with many decisions to navigate. How you plan on cooling your new home addition will affect your comfort and enjoyment of the new space, as well as your energy bills. Consider these cooling options for your Bradenton home.
Extend Your Current System
A practical solution for cooling your new home addition is to connect to your existing HVAC system via added ductwork. For this option to be viable, your air conditioner must have the capacity to cool the added square footage. Bring in your HVAC professional to conduct a cooling load of your home and the new addition to see if your A/C measures up.
Opt for an Upgrade
Two of the factors that can help you decide which cooling solution is best for your new addition and existing structure are the size of the new space and the age of your air conditioner. If the square footage of the home addition is substantial, such as a retrofitted attic or adding on a family room, your air conditioner will likely be taxed to its limit.
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, the decision to upgrade is a little easier. A new A/C brings immediate energy savings of 20 percent or more compared to old models, and comfort is unsurpassed with advanced features like variable-speed air handlers.
Install a Dedicated Cooling System
A third option for cooling your new home addition is installing a dedicated air conditioner. This could be a central system with new air ducts or an efficient ductless system. You’ll save valuable square footage without the air ducts, and you’ll have a zoned home for greater efficiency and personalized comfort.
For more information about cooling your new home addition for your Bradenton home, check out Climatic Conditioning Co., Inc.’s cooling solutions, or call (941) 758-3080.