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Installing an HVAC System in a New Construction

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When you invest in the construction of a new home, you get to customize your living space to meet your needs and preferences. While you may be excited about selecting finishes and designing a floor plan, you also need to pay attention to the installation of your new home's major systems. Installing these systems properly is critical to the comfort and efficiency of your residence.
To keep your home's interior temperature at an acceptable level, you’ll need a functional HVAC system. Installing a new HVAC system can be a complex process, and you’ll need to keep certain factors in mind throughout the installation process to ensure that your home’s system functions efficiently.
To ensure that your furnace and air conditioner are equipped to meet your needs, consider these three important factors when installing an HVAC system in your new home.
1. Unit Placement
As you attempt to find the right spot for your outdoor AC unit, you’ll need to take several factors into consideration
First, you’ll need to locate the unit away from bedroom windows in order to prevent sounds produced by the unit from keeping you up at night. You will also need to place the unit near a power supply to ensure adequate electrical access. Outdoor AC units should also be located in an area that is easily accessible so that the unit can be properly maintained in the future.
2. Insulation
In order to ensure that your HVAC system is able to operate efficiently through the years, you’ll need to invest in adequate insulation for your air ducts. Add insulation around air ducts during the initial installation of your HVAC system to prevent heat transfer as air moves through the air ducts and into your home.
Opt for a quality insulation product with a high R-value that is resistant to water damage. This type of insulation may be slightly more expensive, but it will save you money in the long run by reducing the amount of energy that is required to heat and cool your home.
3. Design
If you want your home's indoor temperature to remain as comfortable as possible, then you need to carefully consider the design of your HVAC system. One of the most important factors in determining the consistency of indoor air temperatures is the location of air supply vents and return registers.
The supply vents are responsible for pushing out the heated or cooled air produced by your HVAC appliances, while the return register sucks in air from the room and returns it to the appliances for additional heating or cooling. If these vents and registers are located too close to one another, you may find it difficult to maintain a constant temperature inside your home.
Be sure that you carefully review the design of your HVAC system with a knowledgeable professional prior to installation. That way, you can ensure that the design will be effective in meeting your heating and cooling needs in the future.
Installing the right HVAC system in your newly constructed home will help guarantee the comfort and security of your residence. In addition, you need to make sure that you follow the above guidelines so that your heating and cooling systems will perform properly over time. However, the list above doesn't cover all the factors you’ll need to consider — which is one important reason why you should consult a professional.
Work with the experienced professionals at Krauss & Crane, Inc., when building a new home to ensure that your HVAC system is functional and efficient. Contact us today for more information on our HVAC installation services for newly constructed homes.