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Heating and Cooling New Living Space

Posted: May 11, 2015

Living room

Posted: May 11, 2015
Posted by: Gerald Kuller, Home Comfort Manager

The question of how to heat and cool new living space, whether it is an addition or a renovation is an important consideration. Adding square footage to a home, moving or removing walls, adding windows or doors, or changing room sizes can impact your home’s heating and cooling needs.

Careful calculations are needed to ensure that the space will be adequately heated and cooled throughout the year. At Wilson, our trained home comfort specialists can work with you to help you determine what is needed to keep your new space comfortable. They will measure the space that needs to be heated and cooled, take into consideration existing systems, and look at any unique architectural features such as cathedral ceilings, two story foyers, walls of windows and the direction that the new space faces. Our home comfort specialists will work out load calculations which will help to ill determine whether new equipment is needed or whether existing heating/cooling systems can handle the demands for the new space.

There are a wide range of options available for heating and cooling new or repurposed space within your home. Heating options include forced air, heat pumps, steam or radiant heating. Cooling options include central air conditioning and the mini-split systems which allow for cooling in a particular area of the home and don’t require ductwork. The mini-split systems are a good option for an older structure, where adding ductwork may not be possible. Take a look at all of the available options on our equipment page.

Today’s homeowners often look for eco-friendly features, such as zoned heating systems and climate control technologies such as smart thermostats which can save you money while increasing your indoor comfort. Homeowners need to weigh both the installation cost and the operating costs of any new equipment options. Today’s high efficiency units may cost more initially, cost savings over time could cover any increased cost.

And don’t forget that the equipment is only one part of the decision. You also want to be sure that you have licensed, qualified technicians installing and maintaining your home comfort systems. Wilson’s highly trained team of HVAC professionals receives regular training to keep current on the latest energy-saving products and methods. You can rely on Wilson to keep you heating and cooling systems running efficiently for maximum comfort and savings. And we offer both heating system and AC system service plans for maximum savings and peace of mind.

If you are considering an addition or a home remodel, please give us a call at (888) 607-2621 so that we can have one of our home comfort specialists provide you with information on keeping you comfortable in your new space.