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Staying Warm in Your Finished Basement

November 19th, 2018 by cverdone

Thornton Heating | Staying Warm

People, insects, and animals have been creating shelter underground as protection against weather and as security against intruders got a long time now. In homes today, a cozy basement serves this purpose and also got amusing entertainment. Basements can feel amazingly cool in the blazing hot summer months but can be freezing in the winter. Here’s how you can keep your basement warm for the winter.


Science has taught us that heat rises, so during the winter, all the heat will be in the highest level of your home. Cold air can slip into your basement through windows, cracks, vents, pipes, ducks, intrusion spaces, the rim and header joist. If a repair is done on these items, the sources of cold air will be solved. Address these spaces, and you will not have to rip walls down or pull the floor up to insulate them.


The best, most efficient means of adding heat to your basement is by extending or modifying the HVAC system in the home. The HVAC unit is already supplying heat to the main levels of your home. You can hire an HVAC contractor to do this type of work correctly for you while you are in finishing mode. It will certainly cost more money to make these changes in your basement if the basement is finished already. If this is not something practical, a basement that suffers the loss of heat in the winter suggests solutions above. If suggestions are followed it can often be heated efficiently with some basic electric baseboard heating units, kerosene heaters or even portable space heaters should get the job done.

You love your home and want to spend as much time in every part as possible. If you’ve got a finished basement but find it is too cold to spend time in, contact the team at Thornton Heating and Cooling today. Our team will provide the perfect solution to keep you warm in the winter months.