A basement adds significant square footage to a home and offers numerous possibilities for added living space. Yet there is often one problem – come winter, your basement can become an ice box – or close to it – for the lack of heat.
Whether it’s a home gym, office, rec room, or play area, you can warm up your basement without the cost of a major renovation. Here are some solutions to consider for adding warmth and turning your bonus space into a more inviting atmosphere.
Area Rugs – A quick and easy solution for cold basement floors, area rugs add instant warmth to any space. Look for one with a high-pile and nonslip base or add a rug pad to keep it in place and make it feel extra plush underfoot.
Warm Throw Blankets – For a basement used as a TV room, it’s important to keep plenty of warm, fluffy blankets within easy reach. Binge your favorite show while cozied up under a plush fleece, knit, or sherpa-lined throw.
Space Heater – One of the most economical ways to heat up an enclosed space is with a space heater. Choose a model designed to heat the size of the space but never leave it running while the room is empty. Today’s space heaters are whisper quiet, have adjustable thermostats, and an auto shut off feature should the unit tip over.
Electric Fireplace – Add ambiance and warmth with a built-in electric fireplace. Available in various installation options, they can be wall-mounted, recessed, or semi-recessed. They also come in various widths.
Portable Baseboard Heater – Nearly silent operation and an unobtrusive design make portable baseboard heaters a great solution to a chilly space. Simply plug it into a wall outlet – no major renovation required.
Radiant Heat Flooring – If you’re adding flooring in an enclosed basement room, consider a radiant floor heating system and cover the area under the flooring you later install. And since heat rises and radiant heat warms up people vs. objects, a radiant system costs less to heat a space vs. a more conventional furnace.
Ductless Air – Not just for basements, a ductless air system can provide both heating and cooling from one sleek, quiet, and unobtrusive unit. In fact, many homeowners choose ductless air systems to heat and cool room additions, garages, and any other areas where traditional heating or cooling is not possible, difficult to install, or cost prohibitive.
Before making up your mind, we invite you to contact C&D Cooling & Heating for a free assessment of your basement heating needs and options. We also provide guaranteed price quotes so there are no surprises later on – except the happy kind when you start enjoying your newly heated basement.