If you have added space to your home with an addition or by finishing a basement area, this area of your home may not have heating and cooling. This means that your existing system may need to be expanded to efficiently cool your home. Here are some affordable ways that you can get the heating and cooling that you need in the new living space in your home:
1. Using Ductless HVAC To Expand The Air Conditioning
If you do not need the air conditioning systems connected to the rest of your home, ductless AC is a great idea. These units do not require the installation of any ductwork and are affordable to have installed in your home. They are also affordable options, and you can even have units installed that have both heating and cooling features.
2. Evaporative Coolers To Efficiently Cool Small Spaces
Another solution that you may want to consider for cooling is evaporative coolers. These systems will help provide your home with cooling, and can be a very efficient solution. The downside is that they will not add any heating. They also require regular maintenance and are only ideal for dry climates. This is a great solution for shop spaces and homes in dry climates with mild winters.
3. Adding Ventilation To Circulate Air In Your Home
If you have a large enough system in your home, you may be able to just add ventilation to your home. This can include fans that circulate air from other air-conditioned space in your home to the new living space. This is good for small spaces and additions like sunrooms that have minimal heating and cooling needs. If you want to have a minimal investment for your AC in the new space, this is something that you may want to consider.
4. Upgrading Ducts To Heat And Cool Additional Space
In addition to adding ventilation, larger HVAC systems may give you the possibility of adding a few new air ducts to your system. You can have new ducts added to provide the heating and cooling you need for the additional space. This is a practical solution if there is minimal air conditioning needs, but for larger additions with multiple rooms, you may need to have the entire system upgraded.
These are some affordable options for you to get the heating and cooling that you need for any additional space in your home. If you need help upgrading your HVAC and adding some of these things to the new space, contact an HVAC service and ask them about some of these affordable options. One company that offers this service is Thermotech Inc.
My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.