If you have a home with additional space that is not heated and you want to make the space usable, adding heat to that area might be necessary. There are some things you need to consider before adding the heat to that room or area.
What Kind of Heat Do You Have
There are many different ways to heat a home. If you have electric heat, you can add heat to any room easily because the heaters are specific to the rooms and are typically only interconnected through the thermostat.
Hot air heating is different because the furnace pumps out heated air through ductwork in the home. Adding additional heat to the home or a specific room means running additional ducts and making sure that the system can handle the addition of another room to heat.
Determining if your current system is up to the task of heating an additional space can be difficult, but if you call a heating contractor, they can come to look at the system and tell you if it has the capacity needed and how difficult it will be to add ducts to the new area of the house.
Old Furnaces and Upgrades
If your furnace has been in the house for a long time, you may need to consider upgrading it before you add to the workload. If the contractor recommends an upgrade or replacement furnace, you might find that the same size furnace in new condition can do the job of heating the extra space because the fans, burner, and other parts are producing at one-hundred percent.
The old furnace may not be operating that well if it is more than ten years old. Your contractor can check it out and determine if it needs replacing or if it is okay with a few adjustments or some service work.
Adding additional ductwork to a house that is already finished inside can be tough. Many times the best solution is to use a flexible round ductwork a lot like the dryer vent on your clothes dryer. The flexible ducts are often larger around than the dryer vent, and they are made from metal.
Because they are flexible, the contractor can run them through the attic and to the room they need to be in. The new duct can connect to an existing one, making it easier to run the line without having a long duct running from the furnace to the new room. Not only is that easier to install, it means you will have less heat loss over the length of the run and better heat in your new space.
For more information, contact a heating installation service.
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