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2 New Construction HVAC Considerations

New Construction HVAC Considerations

If you’ve built a new house in Chesapeake, Virginia, it’s time to turn it into a comfortable living space. You’ll surely buy furniture, fixtures, and appliances to enhance comfort and convenience in your home. But you also have to install a good HVAC system. With so many HVAC options available, it can be difficult to decide which system is most suitable for your newly constructed home. Start with these HVAC considerations:

Ducted or Ductless HVAC

There are two main types of HVAC systems: ducted and ductless. A ducted HVAC system delivers conditioned air throughout a home via a network of ducts that are usually concealed in ceilings, walls and the attic. This type of HVAC system is a good option if you want to cool or heat your entire home instead of just parts of it. It’s also discreet and quiet because most of its components are hidden away.

A ductless HVAC system comprises of one or more indoor air handlers and an outdoor compressor. Since you can control its air handlers individually, it enables you to reduce energy waste by only cooling or heating occupied rooms.

Size of the HVAC System

It’s a good idea to work with an HVAC contractor to determine the right system size for your home. An oversized HVAC system is less efficient because it won’t be able to reach peak operating temperature. An undersized unit, on the other hand, has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. As a result, you’ll experience higher energy bills and a shorter system lifespan.

An HVAC professional can help you choose a correctly sized system by calculating the cooling and heating load based on:

  • Chesapeake’s climate
  • The size of your home
  • The amount of insulation present
  • And other factors

The right HVAC system doesn’t only make your home feel more comfortable. It can also substantially reduce your utility bills and repair costs. If you need new construction HVAC services, contact Weather Makers, Inc. at 757-263-4869.

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