Best Heating and Cooling Options for Your Finished Basement

If you’re a homeowner who wants to make use of every square footage of your home, finishing your basement is one of the best ways to do so.

Finished basements increase your property value and add an entire floor of living space to your home.

But, when it comes to heating and cooling your finished basement, which methods work best?

Today, we’re narrowing down the most efficient ways to heat and cool this space.

Install Ductless Air Conditioners

A ductless air conditioner (also known as a mini-split system) is a cooling system without any ductwork. This is one of the most systematic ways to control your basement’s climate without the extra costs that come with renovations.

How does a ductless air condition perform?

First, it typically consists of a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor. Unlike bulky window units, mini-split systems only need a small hole drilled into the wall (making them an ideal solution for basements).

Think: fewer security problems and air leakage.

In addition, ductless air conditions are quieter, more energy-efficient, and blend seamlessly with the aesthetics of a space.

Extend Your Current HVAC System

Expanding your current HVAC system is also a simple way to heat and cool your basement. 

But exactly how do you extend your HVAC system?

First, we attach new ductwork to your existing HVAC system. Then, you can either add one or two vents into your basement. This method allows you to control your home’s complete, consistent temperate with one system (and one thermostat).

And, as you look to upgrade your heating and cooling system, there are a few things you should consider.

Start by examining your current unit. Is it older than 10 years? Does it make strange noises? Require frequent repairs?

If so, it might be time for an upgrade. We professionally recommend a system that requires little maintenance and keeps your energy bills as low as possible. 

With so many HVAC brands on the market, it’s hard to know which one will work best for your home. But, at Carolina Comfort Air, we highly recommended the Trane heating and cooling system. It’s tested, designed, and built to withstand the toughest conditions, making this HVAC unit a top choice for homeowners! 

These systems also earn the reputation for having the quietest sound rating in the industry. 

Buy an Electric Room Heater

If the thought of cutting holes in your wall doesn’t appeal to you, you can buy a large room electric heater instead. 

These plugin-and-go units will provide you with ample heat, depending on the wattage of your heater. Many also have built-in thermostats (and sound very quiet when running).

An electric room heater is a convenient way to heat your finished basement, and it’s mobile! So, you can use it in any other space of your home.

Though space heaters can be an economical way to heat your basement, there are safety precautions you’ll want to take. 

But, if you’re still not experiencing comfortable temperatures in your space, make an appointment with a Carolina Comfort Air professional HVAC technician to find the best solution for your basement.

Don’t Forget About Humidity Too 

Humidity in a basement can also add discomfort to this space. 

Besides heating and cooling options, consider a portable surface and air purifier like the Aerus Pure & Clean+. This unit uses patented ActivePure® Technology to remove microbial populations on surfaces while reducing airborne contaminants, odors, and allergens.

This unit even comes equipped with an adjustable purifier control for increased smoke and odor control. 

Thanks to its high-intensity UVC light, this system also mimics the same oxidation and ionizing properties of naturally occurring sunlight. With the Aerus Pure & Clean, you can experience the same value as a conventional air scrubber (without having to install it in your ductwork)! 

Ready to bring comfort to your basement with regulated heating and cooling solutions?

Our HVAC specialists are here for all your HVAC service, installation & maintenance needs! We serve both single-family and multifamily homes as well as commercial applications. Our focus is to be your full-service heating and air contractor! Contact us to get a FREE quote today!