Are you planning a home renovation? Does it make sense to replace the ductwork, furnace and AC at the same time? Or would a ductless heat pump do the trick? One of your most important choices is picking the right HVAC system. And it’s not only about comfort; the right HVAC system can increase your home’s value and save energy. Let’s explore how to make the best choice for your renovation project.

Understanding Your Space

An HVAC system that’s too large for your home will frequently cycle on and off, reducing its efficiency and lifespan. Conversely, a small system will constantly run, resulting in inadequate heating or cooling of your space. Considering what changes the renovation will bring to your square footage, its ceiling height, window size, and the R-value of insulation that you are installing – our professionals will then help you get an estimate of your home’s heating and cooling needs. These factors can significantly affect how a new HVAC system’s performs and your comfort level.

Exploring Types of HVAC Systems

There are several types of HVAC systems to consider, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Central Air Conditioning and Heating Systems

Ideal for larger homes with existing ductwork, central air systems provide uniform heating and cooling. They’re efficient for whole-house temperature control but can be costly to install if ductwork isn’t already in place.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

For smaller spaces or homes without ducts, ductless mini-split systems offer a flexible solution. They allow you to control temperatures in individual rooms, leading to energy savings and personalized comfort. A great choice when you are renovating!

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are increasingly popular due to their efficiency in the Okanagan Valley climate. They provide both heating and cooling, and run on electricity rather than natural gas, making them an excellent versatile and environmental option for year-round comfort.
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GPH Mechanical: The Last Word in HVAC Solutions

Planning an HVAC upgrade or installation at the same time as a renovation might seem complex, but you don’t have to do it alone. At GPH Mechanical, we specialize in providing tailored HVAC solutions that fit your unique needs. We can guide you through your home renovation project with our deep understanding of various systems and local expertise.
Reach out to GPH Mechanical today for a consultation, and let’s find the perfect HVAC solution for your home.