Few things are as satisfying as completing your finished basement at long last. Basements seem to get thrown by the wayside as far as home improvement projects go, and they often take much longer than homeowners anticipate. Still, the added space and utility of a finished basement are totally worth the wait. However, many homeowners struggle to choose how they will heat their new space. Consider these methods for heating your finished basement.
Expand Ductwork to Include Your Finished Basement
If you already have an HVAC system that serves the rest of your home, you may want to consider working with a contractor to expand your ductwork system. Adding vents to your finished basement can allow your system to pump heat and provide airflow to the area. Still, this option can be expensive, and it can result in higher heating costs if your ductwork or insulation aren’t up to snuff. You may even need to invest in a bigger heater to accommodate the greater demand of your addition.
Stand-Alone Heating Systems: Infrared Heaters and Electric Heaters
There are plenty of heating options that don’t involve making changes to your home’s HVAC system. These stand-alone heating units come in all kinds of sizes and price points. Infrared heaters are compact and start working immediately, bringing your finished basement to a comfortable temperature in record time. Unfortunately, these units can draw excessive amounts of power to function. Electric heaters are somewhat similar, but they are often used for smaller areas. They usually draw less power, but they also take a while to heat a room. Still, many homeowners install wall-mounted electric heaters and sync them up with their home’s thermostat, allowing the unit to turn on and off when needed.
Heating Your Finished Basement with a Pellet Stove
Finally, pellet stoves are the ultimate heating option for those that want a rustic feel for their finished basement. Pellet stoves need to be vented outside, and cleaning soot and ash out of the stove is a regular part of using it, but there’s something intensely cozy about putting on a fire for warmth. Pellet stoves are popular in colder regions in the U.S., and fuel is typically easy to find in these areas.
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