These cold winter months find us spending more time indoors. A lot of us have basements to retreat to and spend our time.
However, sometimes the basement can be significantly colder than the upper levels of the house. To help keep your time in the basement comfortable and more enjoyable, here are four tips to help you keep your basement warm!
1. Add Insulation
If your basement has bare concrete walls or poor insulation, a lot of heat is escaping. Most home basements are concrete. Concrete is very porous and a terrible insulator.
Consult a professional to determine what kind of insulation you need or if you should improve your current basement insulation. This will help you keep the warmth INSIDE your basement walls.
2. Upgrade your basement windows or doors
If you have old windows or ones that aren’t Energy Star certified in your basement, you’re losing a lot of heat through them.
Energy Star certified windows and doors help keep the cold air out and the warm air in. Likewise, they have the same benefits during the summer- keeping warm air out and the cold air in.
Installing better windows and doors in walkout basements will help you keep warm in the winter.
3. Add carpeting
Some basements are dry but maybe haven’t had flooring or carpeting added.
Adding a nice padding and carpet can help insulate the floors of your basement so that heat doesn’t escape into the ground below.
Consider having a nice pad installed as added insulation and nice, fluffy carpeting.
4. Add additional heating
You can always add heating options to your basement. There are a lot of ways you can do this, whether with space heaters, new system installation, or a ductless system.
Consult us at Outstanding Heating and Cooling and we will be happy to help you balance your options and see which is the best fit for you! 937-439-4696