No one wants to spend time in a cold and damp basement. Fortunately, there are many different heating system options that homeowners have to choose from. Understanding the right option for your home starts with actually knowing what your heating options are.

Furnace Add-On

If you already have a home furnace with ductwork, you may be able to simply add on to it for your basement heating needs. You’ll definitely want to check in with a professional to ensure that your furnace and existing ductwork can handle the needs of your basement and the rest of your home.

Electric Baseboards

Another popular heating option that you have available to you is the electric baseboard. These metal baseboards run along the bottom of various walls throughout your basement. Each room will have its own baseboard and thermostat so that you can set individual room temperatures. While this is a convenient option, it can be expensive to pay for the energy bills to run these heaters.

Ductless Mini-Splits

If you’re looking for a more energy-efficient option than baseboards, you may want to consider investing in ductless mini-split units. This system is comprised of individual wall-mounted units that are connected to an outdoor compressor via small piping. Just like baseboards, you’ll want a ductless mini-split unit in all of the main basement rooms, and each will come with its own remote thermostat. Apart from energy efficiency, the main benefit of ductless mini-splits is that they offer both heating and air conditioning.

Space Heater

If you’re looking for a simple option to heat a specific area in your basement from time to time, you may just want to rely on a space heater. These are very affordable to purchase and generate adequate heat quickly. However, space heaters shouldn’t be run around the clock as they’re prone to overheating.

Expert Heating System Installation Professional

Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. provides expert heating system repair, maintenance, and installation services for the entire Sonora, CA, region. We also offer cooling, air quality, ductless, air purification, zoning system, refrigeration, and ventilation services. Call our office today to get the help that you need!

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