In honor of Halloween, we are venturing to the scariest room in any house… THE BASEMENT! 👻 If you have not figured out the best way to heat and cool your basement, it can be really eerie, or at least really uncomfortable. Before you finish your basement, here are a few tips for choosing quality heating and cooling options for your new space.
Can I Extend My Current HVAC System?
This is always the first question we get when someone is finishing their basement but it is not an easy one to answer. There are a lot of factors that go into seeing if you can extend your current system, with the main one being, can it handle the additional space? In order to see if it can, you need to have a qualified HVAC professional come take a look at your system. Our HVAC technicians would love to come evaluate your system and see if this is a feasible option for you.
If your finished basement is very large and unsegmented, adding ductwork may make more sense than trying to expand your current HVAC system. With additional ductwork, you will be able to keep the entire space a comfortable temperature.
Space Heaters & Portable Air Conditioning Units
If you have a smaller basement, one that is very segmented, or an unfinished basement, a space heater could work for you. With a space heater, you are able to move your heat source from room to room. This is a cost-effective way to heat up your basement. However, if you are going to be spending lots of time in the basement and people will be in multiple rooms at the same time, this may not be a fit for you.
Much like a space heater, a portable AC unit can be used to cool a small basement and can also be moved from room to room.
Ready to Make the Basement a Little Less Spooky?
If you are interested in expanding your HVAC system or would like us to come do an assessment, please give us a call at 919-676-8882.