More homeowners are turning to their basements as they look to increase the livable square footage of their homes. Areas that once only housed washing machines are now being turned into luxury apartments, guest bedrooms or home movie theaters. However, although many people are investing time and money into their basements, they often forget to consider the strain additional square footage will add to their heating and cooling systems. Make sure you inspect your HVAC system and determine if you need a furnace or air conditioner replacement and modifications to the ducting before you close up walls and ceilings.
The Heart of Your HVAC System
In most cases, the basement is where your furnace, water heater and air conditioning evaporator are located. Additionally, ducts from the system run between the joists of the ceiling in your basement. Most originally constructed basements are given only a very basic installation of ducting and air distribution and even the simplest basement reno will usually require some modifications to the system.
Schedule an Inspection Before Renovation
The best way to ensure that you get the best results from your renovation is to schedule a visit from a certified HVAC professional. They will be able to assess your current units and determine if they are able to efficiently and safely handle the heating or cooling required for additional living spaces. Additionally, they can make recommendations on ducting modifications to properly deliver comfort to all areas without adversely affecting other areas of the home.
Delta Air Systems is offering two spring promotions that incorporate current IESO incentives on air conditioner replacement. Take advantage of these savings before they end!
Delta has been providing over 50 years of quality service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas.
Schedule your service call today to have your heating and cooling systems inspected and to determine if you need a furnace or air conditioner replacement for your basement renovation!