Adding a basement suite or a garden suite will add value and added income to your home, making it an excellent investment. But when it comes time to renovate, have you considered the HVAC needs of your new suite? Some homeowners choose to install a separate furnace for their rental unit. It’s one area that you don’t want to DIY, so make sure to call in a professional.
Dechamplain Heating & Ventilation in Edmonton provide professional heating and ventilation services. They share why their pros should always handle secondary suite furnaces:
HVAC codes and permits
When building a secondary suite, there are specific HVAC codes that must be met. One exception is if you own a pre-existing suite, in which case a single heating and ventilation system for the main house and suite is allowed. Otherwise, for a new suite, sometimes a separate HVAC system must be installed. The right design and installation of any separate ductwork are also necessary to ensure it can support the furnace. Before installing a new HVAC system, though, you need a permit to do so.
For a homeowner, this entire process can quickly become overwhelming and stressful. When you work with a professional, they’ll handle any permits, building codes, and proper installation. Their years of experience guarantees that your new suite and HVAC system will get installed legally and safely.
Separate housing room
HVAC systems in a basement suite or garden suite have to be kept in a separate room. This acts as a safety precaution to prevent any fires from spreading into the living areas. Planning the right storage for the furnace is essential. The walls and ceiling of the room must be fire resistant and installed with ½ inch drywall. If you’re not sure about the best place to build a separate room, talk to your contractor. They’ll help create the best floor plan to accommodate a separate HVAC room. If you have space, the room can double as useful storage for any future renters.
The right size is important
Do you know what sized furnace you need to accommodate your secondary suite? The wrong sized furnace can lead to uneven temperatures, wasted energy, and increased bills. It can also overwork parts of the furnace, leading to earlier wear and constant repairs. To help prevent any premature breakdowns, talk to your contractor before you buy a new furnace. They’ll help choose the right sized system for your secondary suite and your own financial needs.
Professionals guarantee quality expertise
Working with a professional always guarantees your investment will be worthwhile. Their experience, knowledge, and skill ensure that any project is completed safely and to legal standards. In addition to installing a new furnace, a professional can help make your suite and home even more energy-efficient. Whether installing new humidifiers, better ventilation, or maximizing the value of a suite, a professional can always help.
Furnace Replacement and Installation in Edmonton
As a family-run company, Dechamplain Heating & Ventilation understand the importance of safety in your home. They guarantee that their services will make your home more energy-efficient and secure in all your HVAC needs. From furnace replacements, ventilation, secondary suite installations, and more, they are ready to help.