radiant Heating for Basements

 

Not every basement remodel will need a heating system installed, smaller rooms will do just fine with portable electric heaters if the walls and foundation have properly insulated.  But…we live in Alberta and winters here can get brutally cold.   There are several ways that you can keep your new basement warm, woodstoves are still popular and let’s face it, it is nice sitting around a fire and should your electricity every go out your home can still be warm. one method is to install a boiler and have hot water heated floors using a in floor heat boiler

Not every home can install a wood burning stove or fireplace and in that case there are natural gas alternatives.  Free standing natural gas fireplaces can keep your basement warm and comfortable in the winter.  They are often made to look like woodstoves so you can create that same atmosphere in your home.  However wood and natural gas are not the only options and basement heating systems are a crucial part of finishing any basement.  Let’s have a look at some options for you.

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115 Midglen Pl SE, Calgary, AB T2X 1H6
(403) 863-8246
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Electric Baseboards

How much electric baseboard heaters will you need to install?  There is a general rule of thumb that we use in determining how much power you will need to heat the basement, 10 watts per square foot of finished space.  If the size of the room is 300 square feet then you need 3000 watts of power.  Your electrical baseboard heater can give you up to 250 watts of heat, it will vary with each manufacturer but not by much.  In this same room you’re going to need 12 feet of baseboard heaters to keep the room warm.  You can split that into 2 6 foot sections or even smaller depending on how the room is laid out.

Extending Your Current System

When you start to renovate your basement it may be possible to extend your current system.  Most home furnaces and heating systems will have the capacity to heat the extra space.  If you have a properly insulated home with a smaller heat load your current heat system will be adequate.

You can add supply and return ducts to your basement rooms allowing you to keep the basement warm in the winter months.  At the same time this will allow for AC to cool off the basement during the summer months.  The system will circulate the cool basement air throughout the house in the summer and that will also help keep dampness and moisture out of the air.

Advanpro Ltd.
11985 44 St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4G9
(403) 873-7779

Our business is dedicated to excellence and utilizes the industry’s best practices to make sure we exceed your own expectations. REGULAR, SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SAVES YOU MONEYit is possible to save up to 30 percent in energy price and repair costs each year over the life span of your own system with frequent cleaning and maintenance.
Our well-trained and seasoned technicians will initially diagnose the cause of your problems and report the findings to you using a recommended course of action, this comprises a quotation of total repair costs. Our recommended solutions will determine the main cause of the matter and provide you the knowledge you want to make a educated choice. Our intention is to make sure your house comfort system operates reliably and efficiently for as long as you can. This method is what’s helped us build our reputation as a trustworthy and dependable supplier of skilled furnace fix from Calgary and surrounding regions. We’ll recommend replacement or repair choices that are in your very best interest. We wish to be the business which you and your family trust and may depend on for all your home comfort requirements. Contact us if you need uswhether it’s repairs, tune ups, duct cleaning ac installation, furnace setup or humidifier installation we’ll be present to maintain the clean air moving in your house or company year-round.