When you are remodeling your house, there are many different things that you have to take care of. If you are doing a small remodel, you likely are not too worried about things. However, a major home renovation can be extremely hectic and stressful. You have to create a plan, demolish walls, worry about framing and drywall, and do all sorts of cleaning. While these are all important steps in a renovation, one step that is extremely important to remember is to contact an HVAC professional.
You may be surprised to learn that even if your home renovation will be going nowhere near your furnace that you will need to reach out to a HVAC professional. The reason for this is because it is important that your HVAC system will work with the amount of space that you have within your property. Continue reading to learn about how an existing system can be used to heat your basement or wherever your new renovation is located.
Can You Use An Existing System To Heat Your Basement?
The short answer to whether you can use your existing heating system to heat your basement is yes. The long answer is a little more complicated. The answer really depends on the size of your basement and the size of your furnace and duct system.
Is The Furnace Large Enough?
Oftentimes, furnaces are installed after a home has been built. This means that the furnace was picked specifically because it fit that house. A furnace can only heat so much of a house. So, if you are building an addition to your home, your current furnace may or may not be able to properly heat the house with the added square footage. If the furnace is large enough, it may be able to heat the house just fine, even with the extra rooms. If not, then it is likely that you and your family will be shivering. If your furnace is not large enough you will notice that your upstairs especially has become much colder.
Will The Duct System Work?
Similarly to the size of the furnace, the size of the duct system comes into play with how well your existing heating and cooling system will be able to do with your new addition. If your renovation is major and you are adding several new rooms to your home, it is unlikely that your duct system will be large enough. If your duct system is too small, that is likely an indication that your furnace is also too small and that you will have to look at other options for heating your basement and the rest of your home.
What To Do Before Starting A Renovation
Before starting your home renovation, reach out to an HVAC professional. An experienced heating and cooling technician will be able to tell you if your duct system is large enough to handle heating and cooling the new rooms you are thinking of attaching to your home. They will also be able to check out your furnace and make sure that it is working properly and can tell you if it will be sufficient after completing your renovation project.
Do You Need A Professional HVAC Opinion?
If you need a professional to look at your heating and cooling system and tell you if it will be suitable for your newly renovated home, feel free to reach out to us at Genuine Comfort. We employ several experienced and efficient HVAC technicians who are both competent and friendly. For more information regarding our services or for more renovation and HVAC tips, reach out to us today.