As a finishing touch to your basement, it should be equipped with the proper cooling and heating equipment. A furnace installation is generally a good heating solution for a basement. When it comes to cooling, you also have several options.
In this post, Perfect Degree HVAC shares the most common ways to effectively cool your basement.
Ductless mini-split system. Window units are extremely difficult or outright impossible to install in a basement. Fortunately, ductless mini-split cooling systems can reach your basement with little trouble. Split-type air conditioners don’t require large openings in order to be installed. They only need a small opening for the pipes, as well as an effective cooling circuit. The AC unit is then mounted on a wall and will cool your room quietly and efficiently.
Dehumidifier. If you already have an HVAC system installed in your basement, adding a dehumidifier can aid significantly in cooling the area. Dehumidifiers sap excess moisture from the air, reducing the risk of moisture-related problems like mold and mildew growth. You can have a dehumidifier set up during your HVAC installation.
Connecting the basement to the central cooling system. This cooling option is one of the most efficient ways to cool your basement, provided your central HVAC system can handle the additional strain. This option involves creating a duct for the central HVAC system to blow cooled air into your basement. If you already have the provisions in place for additional ducts, this can be a cheaper option for your basement. However, not all ACs can sufficiently cool both the main living spaces and the basement. To be sure about yours, consult a reputable contractor and have them assess your central HVAC system. Your system should be able to cool the basement without its performance in your main living spaces being affected.
Perfect Degree HVAC is a reputable company that provides quality heating and cooling services. From AC maintenance to heat pump installation, our services are performed by industry professionals with great attention to detail. Have your HVAC unit checked by filling out our contact form or calling us at (610) 529-7372.