Key Factors to Consider Before Starting a Home Renovation Project

Key Factors to Consider Before Starting a Home Renovation Project

Are you planning a home renovation project this Spring? If so, it’s important to consider a few key factors before you get started. Specifically, you’ll want to think about your electrical and HVAC needs. At Hodge’s Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning Service, we specialize in providing customized solutions for homeowners just like you.

The Challenges of Electrical and HVAC Installation and Updating During Home Renovation

Once the work begins on a renovation or remodel, the challenge is that you often have multiple trades going on at the same time. We are going to concentrate on electrical and HVAC installation and updating.  The two often overlap one another and provide unique challenges that can sometimes derail the desires of a customer. Hodge’s Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning Service strives to provide customers with customizable solutions for their particular needs.

Switching to Heat Pumps and Upgrading Electrical Capacity

One popular option for homeowners is to switch from traditional fossil fuel furnaces and air conditioners to heat pumps. Heat pumps can be more cost-effective than fossil fuels, especially oil. Older homes with fossil fuel heating may not have enough electrical capacity to support a heat pump system. In this case, you may need a service upgrade to increase your home’s available electrical power.

Considering Ductwork for Adequate HVAC System

Another important consideration is your home’s ductwork. Factors like condition, size, location, and airflow of the existing ducts all play a role in determining whether your current system is adequate for your needs. You may need to reroute your ductwork to accommodate your new design.

Electrical Capability and Upgrading to LED Lighting During Home Renovation

When planning your renovation project, it’s also essential to think about your home’s electrical capability. Adding power-consuming applications, like an electric-vehicle charger in the garage, may require additional circuits. Similarly, older electrical wiring may not meet current code requirements when adding new counter space or an island during a kitchen remodel. Upgrading to recessed-LED lighting can help brighten up your newly renovated space.

Expert Guidance for a Successful Renovation Project

To ensure a successful renovation, it’s important to have a clear plan in place. Consider all the factors involved, including your electrical and HVAC needs. With the right planning and expert guidance, you can bring your renovation vision to life. If you’re considering remodeling, home renovation, home improvement, bathroom or kitchen remodel, or bathroom or kitchen renovations, don’t hesitate to contact us for an evaluation or set up of your electrical and HVAC systems.

Hodge’s Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning Service is here to help you with any concerns or questions regarding HVAC or electrical work and we look forward to assisting you with your remodel. Contact us today.

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