If you’ve decided to redo your basement (because your wife wants a crafting space and you’re tired of your kids monopolizing the downstairs TV with their video games), you may be wondering what your options are in terms of warming and/or cooling that space.
A finished basement can be a wonderful space for your kids to host sleepovers or for the family to layout a food spread during Super bowl Weekend. At the same time, if the basement is too hot or too cold, no one will want to be down there.
Below are just a few of the options you have for regulating the temperature in that space.
Portable units can be an option
If your basement is partitioned into several smaller rooms (ie: a utility closet, the laundry space and a living space) you may be able to get by with a portable AC Unit. Portable AC units are easy to come by, they’re lightweight and since they’re portable, you can use them in other places in your home as needed.
The same holds true for portable heaters. The biggest downside to this type of heating or cooling unit is that they tend to use quite a bit of electricity which can make them expensive to run.
Extending the HVAC
A second option for regulating the temperature in your basement involves extending your HVAC system. This is more suited for people to use the bulk of the space as opposed to those who only use a small portion of the area.
If you have questions about what this process involves, how long it will take and what you can expect to pay in terms of time and materials, call Comfort Pros today at 303-945-4319 to get a free, no-cost estimate.
If you plan on living in your home for a long time, extending your ductwork may be the most sensible and cost-effective option.
Consider using a mini split
Contrary to what you may be thinking, a mini split has nothing to do with bananas and ice cream. A mini split is a wall-based unit that’s ideal for heating and/or cooling specific zones in your home.
An added bonus of installing a mini split is that they don’t require any additional ductwork, since they’re ductless heating and cooling units.
During the install, an HVAC technician will install two components—an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor wall-mounted unit.
Since mini splits don’t work off a thermostat, you’ll use a remote to turn the temperature up or down. Some units can even be used as dehumidifiers and/or fans.
Call Comfort Pros today to learn more
At Comfort Pros we have years of experience in helping Denver, Colorado homeowners with all of their heating and cooling needs.
If you’ve recently remodeled your basement or you’re considering this type of project in the future and you have questions about the best ways to heat and/or cool that space, call us today at 303-945-4319 to get started.