The basement is a valuable area that often goes unnoticed in some homes. According to 2016 data from Remodeling Magazine, basement renovations are among the top remodeling projects that boast the highest returns on investment (up to 70%).
If you’ve decided to remodel your basement, you must take a few considerations regarding its heating and air conditioning. In this short guide, Hader Solutions has weighed in on how to go about finishing your home’s basement area.
Dedicate an Area Specifically for Your HVAC Components
Most homes keep all HVAC components in the basement, and remodeling this area doesn’t necessarily mean you have to take them out. Assign a specific area in your floor plan where you can keep all HVAC equipment protected while maintaining accessibility.
If your furnace is in the basement, follow all guidelines in the National Fuel Gas Code to ensure safety and optimal performance.
Ask Your Contractor for the Right Air Conditioning Size
Finishing your basement will add on to your home’s existing floor space, which means your current air conditioning size may change. HVAC professionals are trained to make an accurate determination to find the right air conditioning size to include your newly refurbished basement.
Maintain Indoor Air Quality in Your Basement
Indoor Air Quality or IAQ can suffer in basement areas that are known for high humidity and moisture damage. Remodeling your basement must take waterproofing, drainage, and dehumidifying into consideration.
Our Experience Is Your Guarantee
Turning your basement into an additional usable and livable space in your home can be a rewarding experience. Enlist the help of Hader Solutions. With over 100 years of experience, our experts have become the number one provider of all heating, cooling, and comfort needs in Cincinnati and nearby areas. Call us today at (513) 612-9201 for a free estimate.