With the intense winter season hitting us right now, this is the moment to stay warm, even in your basement! While you may think of your basement as a cold and damp area, this might actually be one of the best places to relax and be cozy when the strong winds are howling outside. Below are some easy ways you can keep your basement warm.
Highly effective and affordable, electric heaters use an electric element in the form of a coil or wire to generate heat in the room.
Liquid-filled heaters use water or oil to spread heat through convection. They are highly practical, easy to use, and take less time to heat an entire room.
These heating equipment use metallic heat elements or quartz to radiate heat to surrounding objects and areas.
If you have an existing chimney in your basement, a fireplace would be the best option to keep warm. An electric, gas, or wood burning fireplace is more economical and efficient.
Adding registers to your existing HVAC ductwork is another way to secure as much heat as possible inside a room. You might find it weird to have many registers and it may cost you some money, but more registers mean more heat and this is one of the best options in the long run.
A medium size pellet stove can heat about 1750 square feet! They are highly efficient and spread heat quickly into a room. Plus, they make really great decoration objects.
If your basement has water issues, then it’s best to install a humidifier. Water presence in your basement will only render the room colder. A good humidifier can easily fix this issue and ensure your basement is free from cold water.
Most basements run the risk of flooding if not taken care of properly. However, you can reduce the impact of any water in your basement by installing a sump pump – and a backup sump pump as well.
These heaters are highly effective and keep the room warm for hours. They are highly affordable and easy to install. Although they have their limitations, floor heaters are one of the best ways to keep your basement warm and have a comfortable floor to walk on.
Other options include mini-split air conditioners, ceramic space heaters, decorative concrete, and more. Make sure to stay warm during these cold days!