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How to Factor Your Air Conditioner into New Construction

Friday, June 20th, 2014

New construction, such as a new room added on to your house, is a big undertaking, and can involve a number of different factors. When you embark upon such a project, it can be easy to overlook certain factors like the air conditioner, which will presumably need to cool the new room with the same efficiency it does the old. This can be trickier than it sounds and without proper preparation, it could cause you quite a few headaches in the process. The good news is that when it comes to new construction, St. Augustine has plenty of professional services that can help you with the specifics. Here’s a few general tips on how to factor your air conditioner into new construction.

Air conditioning units need to be sized properly to fit the space they’re cooling. If you use a centralized air conditioner, you need to factor in the additional space and determine how that will affect its performance. In some cases, the unit won’t be affected unduly. In other cases, however, it’s going to place additional strain on the unit. You may need to be prepared for higher electric bills and possibly a greater risk of repairs as well. In addition, you’ll need to plan for an extension of your ductwork, allowing the system to reach your new room and cool it properly.

In many cases, an easy solution is to install a new ductless AC unit in the new room. This is a single stand-alone unit, similar to the one you might find in a small apartment or a hotel room. It’s sized to cool that room only, which means your existing system won’t face any additional strain. It also does away with the need for new ducts and other unwieldy components to your new room.

We can plan out every step to get your new space properly set up with an air conditioner, and we won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

For more ideas on how to factor your air conditioner into new construction, St. Augustine residents can turn to the experts at Climate Masters for sound advice.

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