How to Keep Your Addition Cool

Our Simple Solutions for Cooling Your Home

Considering a home addition? It’s important to take the time to consider your options for your new addition while undergoing the design process. It makes sense to explore your options with a trusted HVAC contractor to keep your home comfortable and cool during our warm seasons. 


If your unit is less than 10 years old and runs efficiently, you may be able to extend your ductwork to cool the new addition. This is the simplest and most affordable option so this is always the one that we would recommend our clients explore first. Your HVAC pro will calculate the load requirements to confirm your existing equipment has the ability to cool your new space. Our technicians can also recommend ways to improve the energy efficiency of the addition and can suggest ways to upgrade your attic insulation and seal air leaks throughout your home. All of these efforts could improve the efficiency of your current system. 


If your unit is more than 15 years old or if it requires constant repairs, it may make sense to replace your existing HVAC equipment with a new system while constructing your new addition. Although installing an entirely new cooling system can be costly, you’ll likely save money on your energy bill each month leading to longer-term savings. 

One of the easiest ways to cool your new addition is with a ductless mini split, Highly efficient, these state-of-the-art appliances don’t require any ductwork which makes them even more energy efficient. Plus, they free up space that would otherwise be used for ducts. These are easy to install and offer design versatility. Make sure to look for a mini split that also includes a heat pump so that it can heat your space in the winter, as well as cool it during the summer. 

Planning a new addition to your home? Blanton and Sons is here to help give you the expert advice you need to make the best decision for your home! Call us today to discuss all of your home’s HVAC needs.