One of the challenges you will face when putting an addition on your home is figuring out how to provide heating and air conditioning to this space. If you are adding several rooms in the addition, you will need to tie the HVAC system in with the new addition, but if you are only adding one room there are other options to choose from. Here are two good options that are cost-effective and that will solve this problem.
Window Unit and Fireplace
If you would like to use this room all year round, you will need both heat and air conditioning. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by installing a window air conditioning unit and a fireplace.
Window AC units are nice because they provide enough cool air for an entire room, and you can turn them on and off as needed. They are also very affordable compared to other options. You may be able to find one for around $150. The disadvantages of window units include that they:
While a window unit will provide cool air during hot seasons, installing a fireplace will give you warmth during the fall and winter. The downside to a fireplace is that it can be messy, but this only applies if you choose a wood-burning fireplace. If you prefer, you could install a gas fireplace instead. These provide as much heat as wood-burning stoves, but there is no mess or smoke, and they are easy to turn on and off too.
A direct-vent gas fireplace may cost between $1,200 to $3,200 for the unit itself; however, you may have to spend a lot more on the mantle and other components it requires.
Ductless Heating and Cooling Unit
The other option you could choose is called a ductless heating and cooling unit. If you have ever stayed at a hotel, this is the type of unit you may have seen in your room. It is a small device that is installed in an exterior wall. It is often referred to as a mini-split because part of the unit is inside your house, but the compressor is located outside of your house. It contains controls for heating and cooling, and you can adjust them as needed. These systems operate:
You always have the option of hiring a heating and air conditioning company to connect the addition to your existing HVAC system, but this may cost more than the options listed here. To learn more, contact a local HVAC company, like Redlands Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.Share
10 February 2015
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