How To Best Heat Your Remodeled Basement

Analyzing The Best Heating Methods For
Your Eden Prairie Basement Remodel

Be Prepared For Winter With
Executive Remodeling

It can be easy to overlook something as simple yet vital as heating in your Eden Prairie basement remodeling project. Other details of your remodel – such as finding the perfect flooring and choosing the best color scheme – can often take over the spotlight.

But when winter comes to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area – which any local will tell you that it does – you’ll be happy you remembered to consider your basement’s heating options once cleanup is complete and the first snows of the season roll in.

But how, precisely, do you heat a basement? The advantages that other rooms in your house have, like natural sunlight through large windows, don’t apply to basement remodeling.

Because there’s typically less insulation in basements and heat rises, basements can feel colder than the rest of your house. This is why heating is so important. No matter the size or layout of your Eden Prairie basement, you should always prioritize comfort.

After all, what’s the use of remodeling your basement if it’s too cold to spend time in?

Why Is Heating So Important In Basement Remodeling?

No matter your climate, basements tend to be colder than the rest of the house for various reasons.

In typical basements, there’s little to no insulation, no direct sunlight, and they’re below ground – meaning hot air rises.

When constructing houses with basements, builders typically don’t prioritize making the basements as comfortable as the rest of the house because other areas are more attractive living spaces.

When converting your seldom-used basement into a functional living space, heating makes it comfortable throughout the year.

Method 1: Add Electric Radiant Floor Heating
To Your Basement Remodel

Radiant heating is one of the most effective ways to heat your basement. This method works with any type of flooring and is especially effective in climates – such as the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area – where winter temperatures easily drop below freezing.

Electric radiant heating heats your basement evenly, meaning there are no too-cold or too-hot areas, and it doesn’t involve blowing air through fans or vents.

Method 2: When Planning Your Basement
Remodel, Add A Ductless Heat Pump

Ductless heat pumps are a popular heating option for basements. They only work in finished basements and involve electrical wiring. Adding a ductless heat pump is more cost-effective if your basement is already finished before remodeling.

Ductless heat pumps and electric radiant floor heating are the most eco-friendly heating options as they don’t use as much energy as other methods.

Method 3: Extend Your Eden Prairie Basement’s Ductwork

Another option that’s ideal for finished basements is extending the ductwork, which is relatively simple if you already have ductwork set up in the rest of your home. That way, when you turn on your central heating, your basement will reap the same heating benefits as the rest of your home.

We’re a full-service design-build company at Executive Remodeling. This means we handle it all – from the design to the installation to the mechanical components.

Method 4: Add Electric Baseboard Heaters
To Your Basement Remodel

This cost-effective option is a great way to add heat after starting your basement remodel. Electric baseboard heaters are discreet, quiet, and easy to install and operate.

Method 5: Incorporate A Fireplace Or Wood
Pellet Stove Into Your Basement Design

Fireplaces are attractive for any basement remodel aesthetic and add a timeless essence to your living space.

During winter, fireplaces can make your basement cozy and warm – an ideal atmosphere for hosting a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party with family and friends!

Fireplaces involve regular maintenance to keep them running safely and effectively. And while the cost of firewood may add up, you only use the fireplace during the cold season, so many homeowners find the cost worth it.

Pellet stoves have a rustic feel, and wood pellets are comparable in price to firewood. However, when installing a pellet stove, also install a carbon monoxide detector to keep your basement free from harmful emissions.

Need Help Choosing The Best Heating Method For
Your Eden Prairie Basement Remodel? Executive
Remodeling Is Here For You!

Remodeling your Eden Prairie basement is a huge undertaking, one in which everything should be double and triple-checked to ensure maximum comfort for you and your household.

If you live in the Twin Cities Area and are considering basement remodeling, call us at (612) 333-5577 or contact us online to get started!

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