When I decided to add an addition onto our Lowell, Massachusetts dwelling there were a lot of choices to make, i knew I wanted the area to serve as my office.
I wanted a lot of windows and plenty of space to stretch out.
I also needed an attached powder room. I debated on connecting to the existing ductwork of the house. I then realized my new Heating, Ventilation, and A/C equipment would have needed to be updated to a greater one. I didn’t want to get into that large expense. I also don’t use my office all morning long, everyday. It made sense to do a small Heating, Ventilation, and A/C equipment just for the office and powder room, then for heating I had heated flooring put down! Underneath the office carpet and powder room penny cement there are electric heated mats. They keep the floor warm all winter season long, but when your feet feel warm, the body feels warm as a result. I can lower the temperature in the office because it feels so toasty. For A/C I am able to get by with just a portable equipment that plugs into the wall. The air conditioner does a good task and I only run it when I am in the room, so for a few hours five days a week in the Lowell summers. It makes for a small energy bill and does not affect the rest of the house. The addition itself was pretty fancy. It is nice that I was able to save quite a bit of money on heating and cooling. I certainly like how everything turned on. My new Heating, Ventilation, and A/C equipment works just perfectly for my Lowell, MA area.