As the weather turns cool, you must think of different ways to keep your house warm. This can be especially tricky in a finished basement because heating options often aren’t considered during construction. The good news is that heating your basement is pretty simple, and we’ve put together a list of our favorite heating techniques below.
The first option to consider is the installation of a few registers that will send the warmth provided by your home’s existing heating system into the basement. Whether you require the help of a certified technician is up to you.
If you have a chimney and want something a little different, picking up a wood-burning stove is a great option. Not only do these stoves provide a unique and often rustic look, they are energy-efficient and enable you to stay warm during the winter months even in the event of a power outage.
Radiant Floor Heating
If you’ve never experienced radiant floor heating, you don’t know what you’re missing. This is something that’s rather easy to install, but you may want to hire a technician to do the work. Plus, it will heat up the room and keep your feet warm as you walk around.
Who doesn’t love the look and feel of a fireplace? If your basement is already equipped with a chimney, your job is already halfway done. You can still do it without a chimney in the room, but the setup may be more costly.
Electric Fireplace or Space Heater
The drawback to a traditional fireplace is that you’re stuck with the location where it has been installed. An electric fireplace, on the other hand, gives you mobility. Same with the use of a space heater. The biggest advantage of an electric fireplace is a better appearance, but the choice is up to you.
For more expert advice on heating your basement or any other concerns related to home comfort, please reach out to the professionals at Detmer and Sons. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Dayton and the surrounding area since 1978.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).