4 HVAC System Considerations For Renovations
Renovating can be stressful and expensive if you haven’t done the appropriate research and planning. That’s why we’ve outlined 4 ways your system is affected by modifications to your home for you to consider as you get ready to dive into that add-on or renovation.
4 HVAC System Considerations For Renovations: Heat Gain And Loss
Removing or blocking off windows or changing the wall construction in any way will affect the amount of heat your furnace puts out to keep the space comfortable.
Even if you’re not adding floor space, consult with us to determine whether your HVAC system needs to be modified to handle extra energy loads.
Once you remove or add walls, consider how much air is going and where. Otherwise, you risk hot and cold spots or areas with stagnant, stuffy air. Even if your heating and cooling loads remain the same, consider your home’s new layout.
You may need to make changes to the air distribution system.
4 HVAC System Considerations For Renovations: Ventilation
Modifications to your home’s layout or changes to a room’s purpose may require modification to your home’s ventilation system. A new bathroom will obviously need an exhaust fan; however, did you know a storage room should also have its own ventilation?
You may need to install an exhaust fan, remove existing ones or have an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) put in.
Contact us for a full evaluation of your HVAC system.
4 HVAC System Considerations For Renovations: Combustion Air
If your remodeling includes work to your furnace room or outside (like an addition), ensure there is still enough combustion air available for your furnace. Otherwise, you run the risk of incomplete combustion.
As a result, carbon monoxide is produced, putting you and your family at risk. Tightening up construction around your furnace can also cause this problem. For safety measure, be sure to consult a professional in this area first.
If you’re planning to remodel your home, call us, 502-244-9999. We can help ensure your HVAC system is ready to go.
Allgeier Air has been serving Louisville homeowners just like you for over 25 years. The foundation of our culture is finding the right solution for you and your home.
Contact us by texting or calling today and we will be happy to set up an appointment for you with one of our comfort design team members. We will help you determine if any changes need to be made to your HVAC system.