Finishing off your basement is a great way to add more living space to your home. However, if you plan on enjoying your basement during the colder winter months, you’ll need to have a heating system in mind. We’re going to share with you some of the best basement heating options on the market today.
Add Onto Your Ducting
If you already have a centralized heating system, you may be able to simply tap into it. You’ll want to consult a heating specialist who can determine whether or not your existing heating unit will be able to produce enough heat for your basement on top of its normal job. You never just want to add ducting to your existing unit as it could greatly hinder the overall performance of your heating system.
An increasingly popular heating option is the ductless mini-split. This is a wall-mounted unit that is responsible for both heating and cooling a specific room. If you have your basement sectioned off into different rooms, you’ll need to install a ductless mini-split in each main area. This system is simply connected to an outdoor compressor unit and doesn’t require any ducting to be run throughout your home.
Electric baseboards are a good option when you’re looking for convenient heat. You’ll need to install baseboards in each room of your basement to get adequate heat. You can simply set your desired temperature, and the hardwired electric baseboards will heat up your room.
If you don’t plan on spending loads of time in your basement, you may just want to invest in a very affordable space heater. Most of these heaters are powered by electricity and can be simply plugged into any of your existing outlets. Space heaters are not constructed to run for hours on end as they can overheat.
Quality Heating Installation Services
Loren’s Heating and Air provides quality heating installation services for the entire Salem, OR, community. We also offer heating repairs and maintenance and a full range of cooling services, as well as indoor air quality solutions. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.