In many homes, basements are built unfinished to begin with. If this is the case with your basement, it may not make sense to connect your existing ductwork to this additional room if you are adding living space to your home. Luckily, there are a number of additional options for your basement heating. Read on to see some of the different choices to heat a basement or other room addition.
Ductless mini-splits work like heat pumps for individual rooms. They are a great way to add an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning appliance. Like a heat pump, a mini-split has an outdoor and an indoor component and works by compressing refrigerant. Mini-splits can be connected to any room with an outside wall and can be controlled separately from whole-house heat. They can be connected to a smart thermostat for additional energy efficiency.
A radiant heater delivers heat from an element that is installed into the floor. This type of setup is perfect for basements because it provides even heating throughout the entire room without heating a lot of air and circulating it around the room. Radiant heat can be water-based, like a radiator, or electric.
The use of such fans can help circulate air within the home, thus helping to reduce humidity levels on the main floors. Whole-house fans are also an attractive option for people who want to keep their windows closed during winter.
This is because whole-house fans contain screens that allow them to be installed in places with no windows or doors, meaning that all exterior air will be expelled before entering the space.
For more information, visit Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling for personalized service and expert advice. Our company is located in Kennesaw, GA. Some of the services we offer include heating and air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance services as well as indoor air quality, commercial refrigeration, and heat pump services. Our staff is trained and certified to service heating and cooling systems.