Best Heating/Cooling Option for a Finished Basement
If you've acted on the decision of making your basement space a livable area, then you've likely installed your drywall, put in fixtures, and so forth. Now, the only thing left for you to do is to install an HVAC system to control the temperature in the area. Installing an HVAC system is a necessity to ensure the comfort of your family while in your newly finished basement.
Extend Your Existing HVAC System
The first option you have for ensuring that you get proper heating and cooling in your newly finished basement is just to extend your existing HVAC system. This is going to depend on the existing capacity of your unit and the size of your basement. A skilled HVAC professional will be able to assess your current system, estimate the heating and cooling demands of your current system, and determine whether or not hooking up to your existing system is feasible.
It's important to note that many existing systems will come with a static temperature that is set for the entire home. Therefore, your basement will be set at the same temperature as your above ground living space. A knowledgeable HVAC professional will be able to set up the thermostat in a place that will account for the naturally cooler temperature of the basement.
If it's determined that you can't just hook onto your existing heating and cooling system, a ductless system is always a great alternative. This holds especially true for areas that would be difficult to install traditional ductwork. These ductless systems are mounted on the wall and only require a very small three-inch hold to exit the home and connect with the outdoor unit.
The flexibility of these systems is amazing as the indoor units can be versatile where they're mounted and the outdoor compressor can be located up to 50 feet away from the indoor system. This is great to ensure that your outdoor compressor can be hidden in an inconspicuous area of your home. In addition, these systems lose less energy than traditional heating and cooling systems as they don't have ductwork that is susceptible to leakage.
Upgrade Your Existing System
If an experienced HVAC professional has revealed to you that your existing heating and cooling system is not powerful enough to handle the excessive area of your basement, then you may want to consider upgrading to a bigger system. A larger heating and cooling system that can handle the space capacity of your above ground living space and your newly finished basement can allow all areas of your home to be controlled by one main system.
Call Us Today
If you're thinking about finishing your basement or have already done so, you need to have a heating and cooling system to ensure that your space is comfortable to use. Our highly-skilled HVAC experts will be sure to assist you in picking the right HVAC option for your home and get it installed quickly so you can start enjoying your new living space. Contact us at TDI Air Conditioning today!