Have you been neglecting the comfort level of your basement? Whether it’s already considered to be a finished basement or if this is something you’re planning for the future, you need to make sure that you pay attention to its heating and cooling needs as warranted by the season.
Here are some options you have for heating your basement as the weather turns cold:
Install a Fireplace
If your basement comes equipped with a chimney, then installation of a traditional fireplace shouldn’t be too difficult. Installation without a pre-existing chimney is still possible, but it will be more expensive.
Add a Few Registers
Another option that’s pretty easy to pull off is to install a few registers in your basement that will divert the heat of your home’s existing HVAC system into your basement. You should hire an HVAC technician to facilitate this option.
Install Radiant Floor Heating
What better way to heat your basement – and keep your feet extra toasty – than to heat up the flooring and let the warmth envelope your entire basement? Tiles are the typical choice for a radiant floor system, but you can also use it with other types of floors such as laminate.
Pick Up a Wood-Burning Stove
Wood-burning stoves are great for three reasons. First, they’re more energy-efficient than other types of heat sources. Second, their appearance can greatly improve the aesthetic of a room. And third, they’ll still allow you to heat your basement in the event of a power outage.
Use an Electric Fireplace or Space Heater
Both an electric fireplace or space heater can be moved from room to room, providing you with heat whenever you need it. If you’re concerned with appearances, an electric fireplace is the better option of the two.
For more expert advice on heating your basement or other home comfort concerns, please reach out to the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’ve been serving the heating, air conditioning, and plumbing needs of Monmouth County and the surrounding area for three generations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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