If you’ve decided to finish your basement, you need to decide how to heat it. You have several options available. The one that’s best for you depends on the layout of your basement, the installation cost, and how efficiently it will heat it.
Extend Existing Ductwork
If you have a central heating system, you may be able to use it to heat your basement. You’ll need to get the advice of an HVAC technician, however. Extending your home’s ductwork will change the heating load on your heater. You may also need to change the size and layout of your ductwork.
The team at Preferred Home Services in Friendswood, TX, can help you decide if this is the right option for you. We’re a family-owned and -operated company that’s been operating since 2015.
Radiant heating is a popular way to heat a basement. It’s installed under flooring material, so you’ll need to decide on this heating system before you finish your basement. You’ll have mats under the flooring that are connected to the thermostat.
You can have convection or radiant wall heaters installed. They don’t take up floor space and can run on electricity or gas. If you buy gas wall heaters, they can even heat large rooms.
You can use space heaters in your finished basement. They come in many types and sizes. Since space heaters are portable, you can move them from room to room as needed. They’re usually inexpensive, and they can plug into any wall outlet.
Wood Pellet Stove
This type of stove burns wood pellets and has a fan that pushes warm air into your house. The pellets burn for a long time, and the fan plugs into a 110-volt outlet.