Best Heating Options for a Finished Basement

If you have a finished basement you are aware of the fact that your basement is often 5-15 degrees cooler than the rest of your home. If you’re thinking about finishing your basement soon, here are some ways to make sure that your basement stays warm and cozy so that you can enjoy this finished space to the fullest.

  • If your basement is completely unfinished, extend your heating and air system into the basement. Consult your HVAC professional about extending the ductwork and see if that is a possibility for your basement. 
  • Install hardwired baseboard heaters. Baseboard heaters allow you to sequester the heat just where you need it. While this option is not the most aesthetically pleasing it is a great way to heat the areas in your basement where you will spend the most time. 
  • If you are needing heat in one particular area, the use of space heaters can help. Space heaters are fairly inexpensive and provide portability. The downside to space heaters is that they are not energy efficient and are mostly used for their convenience. 
  • Many people also use a combination of several heat sources. By having your HVAC work in combination with baseboard heaters, you will be able to provide enough heat for your basement, while finding the most energy efficient combination possible.  

If you are thinking about finishing your basement and would like a HVAC professional to inspect your basement, call Automatic Air. Our experienced team specializes in residential heating services and can help you find the right option for your basement.