We’ve always wanted to build on to our house, and next month we are finally doing it

I guess it’s six of one or a half dozen of the other when it comes down to it.

Ever since we moved into our house seven years ago, we’ve been talking about putting an addition onto the back of the house. We need extra space because we’ve had a few kids and now my in-laws are moving in with us too. We’re building an extra two story addition and so now we are trying to figure out exactly what we’re going to be doing with the heating and cooling system in the addition. We’re going to add heating vents and ductwork to our existing HVAC unit that’s already in the house, but our HVAC technician told us that the load on our existing furnace and air conditioning system is probably just going to be too much for it to handle. I guess that means that we’re going to have to replace the HVAC system in the house so we will have one that will work for the addition as well. It’s either that or we will have to get two separate smaller HVAC units that run with two separate thermostats. I’m not sure which would be better for us as far as our heating and cooling bills go from now on. I guess it’s six of one or a half dozen of the other when it comes down to it. If we do have to get a bigger HVAC unit, it’s going to cost us a lot more up front, I guess. I think we are going to hire an HVAC contractor to come and give us an estimate before we actually start building the new addition. Hopefully the HVAC technician will be able to give us his opinion on what our best option will be.

 

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