If I add an HVAC unit to a sun room, does that add to the square footage of the house?

I added a sun room on several years ago. I was told that since there was no Heat/Air, it did not add to the homes square footage. If I add an H.V.A.C. unit now, will it increase the homes square footage, now?
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answer by Cena Realty Team    |   Contact Me
Great question. Any Heated square footage should add to the total square footage of the house unless there are some quirky local ordinances or requirements there. An appraiser will give you a definite.
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answer by Tonya Wilkey    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
As long as it has a permanent foundation, electricity, lighting along with the addition of heating and cooling added I would think it would count as added square footage. Usable living space.
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answer by Tony Marble    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
There are other requirements from an appraisers point of view. But, that should allow the space to be used for calculations of inhabitable square footage. Regards Tony Marble
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answer by Rhonda Vineyard    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
yes, if a vent is added to the room. All flooring, walls, and ceilings are finished as well.
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answer by Barbie Hintz    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes, adding HVAC to your Sun Room adds square feet which equals more value
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answer by Ilde Cruz    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes, The key word is "heated" square footage! Get that sun room hooked up!
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answer by Lindsey Hutchins    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Absolutely! Any heated area adds finished square feet to your total, which will add value to your appraisal.
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answer by Bernice Burns    |   Contact Me
Hi Steve, Heated and cooled finished area/sunroom would be count as additional square footage.
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answer by Scott Dishner    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Absolutely! In order for square footage to be counted as finished square footage you have to have a permanent heat source. Cooling is not required but it would make sense to do it all at one time.
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answer by Ben and Sheila Roberts    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes, but it must be heated and cooled. Check with an appraiser to get more information.
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answer by Juanita Rodriguez    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
any area with heat and air is considered living space, May need to check county records and inform of additional so can be shown as additional Sq footage on records. Of course this may mean higher taxes.
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answer by Brian McCarron    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
The short answer is probably...always best to speak to an appraiser and be sure the space is permitted.
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answer by Patty Latham    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Hey Steve, if your sun room has finished floors, heated and cooled space, then I would assume it would be added as square footage. You might want to call an appraiser and ask them since that is their line of work. I have never had a client that does not like a sun room. They add so much natural light and that is one thing that really helps sell a house!!!! Thanks and enjoy that sun room!!!
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Hi Steve, It sometimes can be depending on the exact circumstances. There are several requirements that must be met before it can be counted. First, it must be heated/cooled space. Secondly, it must be legally permitted and have finishing comparable to the rest of the home as long as it is above grade. Any below grade space, finished or not, counts at a lesser value that above grade space. A Renovation mortgage is a great option for completing a project if additional funds are needed. Rodney Mason, Renovation Mortgage Consultant, On Q Financial
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answer by Michael West    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
If it is not insulated appropriately you could be just canceling your investment out.
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answer by Michael West    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes it will but if the room is not appropriately insulated you may just be throwing your money away.. I would be happy to come and tae a look at it. All Nashville Homes dot com is always here for you and will provide a fee home value analysis.
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answer by Alyse Sands, Broker    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
A room can be counted as finished square footage if it has completed floors, walls and is heated. A finished sunroof can add to the home's value. Not all homes or rooms are the same so consult any of us here for a professional market analysis.
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answer by Mike Grumbles    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes heat and cooled will make for more sqft. But price/sqft is not the way anow appraiser would appraise your home if that is the root of your question (adding sqft, adds value 1:1). If you want to get an estimate of increased value in today's market Seek a professional that has expertise in the area.
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answer by Mike Grumbles    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes heat and cooled will make for more sqft. But price/sqft is not the way anow appraiser would appraise your home if that is the root of your question (adding sqft, adds value 1:1).
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answer by Sharon Wayman    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Looks like you aleady have some good answers. I've sold a couple of homes recently that had sun rooms, and they all were counted in the sq feet, but not like rest of the house. They all had heat & air, one had a nice wood burning stove, with sliding windows and ceiling fan.
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