· Plan A: Home Style and Plan
· Plan B: Lot Excavation
· Plan C: Foundation
· Plan D: House Framing
· Plan E: Roofing
· Plan F: Doors and Windows
· Plan G: Plumbing
· Plan H: Electrical Wiring
· Plan I: HVAC
· Plan J: Insulation
· Plan K: Exterior Home
· Plan L: Walls, Ceiling, Trim
· Plan M: Kitchen and Bath
· Plan N: Cleaning Closet
· Plan O: Flooring
· Plan P: Lighting
· Plan Q: Other Amenities
· Plan R: Garage / Pathways
· Plan S: Landscaping
· Plan T: Interior Design
 Construction Specification Planning  

Plan I: HVAC

record and note your design specs: download spec sheet

what you need to do —

  • Select type of HVAC system:

    — gas heat
    — radiator distribution
    — centralized air, etc.

  • Note type of HVAC and distribution system. Also note any alternative energy systems such as solar, wind, etc.

  • Consider split HVAC zones for 2-story homes or for homes larger than 2500 sq. feet.

  • Take a look at climate control systems that can pay for themselves over time.

  • Double check placement of air registers and other duct work. Registers should be place under windows for better air circulation and not in areas of the room that impede the placement of furniture.

  • Ask your local utility, gas company, or HVAC supplier for an energy audit. They will recommend the most efficient placement for HVAC systems. A little extra design can save you later in lost energy costs.

  • Your duct system should support air flow for allergy control and other potential irritants.

  • Visit our Home Improvement Gallery for complete information on HVAC and air quality:

    view center: heating and cooling

    view center: air quality

  • Check mechanical codes:

  • Find Pre-screened Contractors:
    search dealer/service provider by area from acdoctor.com

    Find Pre-screened Contractors:
    click to search contractors

    Search local yellow pages:
    HVAC dealers

Home Building Steps
step 1:analyze
step 2:location
step 3:hm styles
step 4:hm plans
step 5:spec plan
step 6:builder
step 7:financing
step 8:manage
step 9:decorate


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