When you have an unfinished bonus room in your home that you plan to turn into a bedroom or other type of serviceable room, considering its HVAC needs is a must. Here are just a few effective HVAC options for a bonus room:
Consider Ductwork Needs
One of the most effective ways to maintain the heating and cooling of a bonus room is to extend your home’s ductwork into the area. This is something that you want to add to your construction plans before you begin. Just keep in mind that it is also the most involved option, so contact your HVAC profession for assistance.
Add Some Insulation
Insulation is definitely something you want to consider so that heat or cold air won’t seep in or out of the room. For the best results, you should consult a professional who will provide you with the proper recommendations and install the insulation so that you receive the maximum benefit.
Install a Zoning System
Heating or cooling your entire home at once, which is typically how it must be done, is not always the most efficient strategy. A zoning system will allow you to control the temperature in different areas of your home, as needed, making bonus room’s an ideal area for this flexibility.
Seal Air Leaks
There’s a chance that your unfinished room has cracks and gaps in its creases, door frames, and around windows, which can severely impact the effectiveness of your HVAC system. Search for these air leaks and get them sealed with either caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping to improve efficiency.
Install a Mini-Split Ductless Unit
If you don’t want to pay for the expansion of your ductwork, the installation of a mini-split ductless system is an alternative option that allows you to control the comfort of your bonus room individually.
For more HVAC options for a bonus room or other home or business-related questions, please contact the experts at Jackson & Sons. We have been serving the Eastern North Carolina area since 1974.