New Construction Project HVAC Checklist
Whether you are new to Vancouver, simply building your first home, moving to a new location, or reconstructing – there are a number of HVAC considerations to keep in mind for any new construction project.
HVAC systems are an important part of any building, so it is important to understand some of the decisions that will be presented to you for HVAC details. Of course, the very best way to do this is to contact a Pro Ace Heating professional for a free consultation (604-293-3770), who would be happy to walk you through everything. With a free cost estimate and a detailed breakdown of your options, a Pro Ace expert can help you build the home of your dreams.
However, we’re happy to discuss some of the basics right here on this blog so that you have an idea of what can be done and the considerations for you when building your home.
One important decision is what type, model, and design of central heating unit you want for your home. High efficiency furnaces are a great choice, but you might also prefer a mid-efficiency or high-efficiency boiler, depending on the location and design of your home. It’s also important to plan for a good location to place the furnace or boiler system, where it is in an effective location to distribute warm air across the house, but also out of the way of central living areas so as not to be intrusive. You can also have a heat loss calculation done to check for how efficient a system will ultimately be in your new home.
The next consideration is the hot water tank. Again, usually located near the furnace, and available in a variety of designs and models. However, one option to consider is a tankless water heater system. Very common in Europe; this design in catching on in North America as well. Having a longer life expectancy than a normal hot water tank, and being more energy efficient by heating the water en route to the faucet, they make a great choice to modernize a new home with the latest technology.
You also want to consider other HVAC systems as well, such as air conditioning units, heat pumps, and even ductless systems for isolated areas or specific designs. These systems, while not required, can help provide additional comfort benefits by keeping you in total control of the temperature and climate inside your home, whether hot, cold, or somewhere in between.
Lastly, you also may want to consider Pro Ace in Vancouver for the ductwork, piping, and plumbing. This is best left to the experts, but it should be something to keep in mind for the basic design of your home. Having too long a duct system, or one with too many twists and turns can be problematic, and dramatically reduce the efficiency of your HVAC systems, so it helps to plan ahead.
We hope this has been a helpful overview for some of the things to keep in mind for all new HVAC systems in a new construction project. Make your next home a comfortable one!