Recent reports show finishing a dark, uninviting basement space not only increases your overall property value, but provides an average 70% return on investment. That sounds like a good deal to us – but how should you best heat and cool that space?
In Lakewood, basements naturally retain less heat than the rest of the house, making its heating and cooling needs different than other levels in your home. If you’re interested in running duct work through your basement to extend your current home HVAC system, it may be time to consider a zone system with a separate ‘basement’ zone. Though this could require a separate thermostat in the basement, a new zone can attend to the airflow needs of your basement without changing the rest of the house. This process increases the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system, adding value to your investment as you finish the space. If adding a zone to your existing heating and cooling systems involves enough square footage, consult with an expert as to whether your condenser and furnace units are big enough to take on the added airflow and heating/cooling pressures. At ComfortPros, our technicians are equipped with the knowledge and experience to answer these questions first hand for our neighbors in Lakewood and along the Front Range.
And to keep your newly finished basement stylish and organized, those HVAC system components often housed in the basement should receive extra attention. Whether you choose to enclose them with drywall in a closet of their own or fashion shelving units nearby, be wary of how much clearance space those units will require, per local and state codes, and what your design goals are before executing your plans.
Ready to upgrade your basement space? Direct your home improvement questions to Comfort Pros. Our staff offers friendly expert advice regarding your home’s HVAC system, efficiency, heating and cooling needs, and cost projections for all kinds of projects. Call us today!