Basements can be used for a variety of purposes such as laundry, storage, bedrooms, home offices, etc. They can also be a cool retreat from the summer heat. But when the weather gets colder, the cool cold of a basement is much less desirable. If you want to spend time in your basement in winter, you need to heat it.
How can I heat my basement?
One of the most effective ways to heat your basement is to use a fireplace if you have a fully functioning fireplace. However, a fireplace can be expensive and difficult to install. For people who don’t have a working fireplace in their home, there are still ways to warm the basement. Portable heaters are available in many types and designs. Different ways you can provide heat to your basement are;
Robust electrical heaters:
These are used to heat larger areas. You are able to heat a room above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The heating element is economical and easy to use and heats the foil, which in turn heats the air around it. Robust electric heaters have no exposed parts, so it’s safe to touch them.
They have a heating element that heats the air flowing through them. The warmer air rises in the cooler, while the colder air is drawn off for heating. They are good for space heating. Skirting heaters do not take up a lot of space and no pipes. They are a good choice for basement heating in newly built or renovated houses. Skirting board heaters can be easily installed in almost any room. They are quiet and draft-free and allow easy temperature control in every room.
These work with a fan to push air over a ceramic heating element. A huge grill that vibrates the two heating elements gives the radiator the opportunity to heat a larger area. Ceramic radiators are also equipped with a foot pedal, a rocker switch, an integrated air filter, an overheating sensor, and an anti-freeze setting.
Fan heater uses a fan to push air over a heating element. This function, therefore, reduces the thermal resistance between the heating element and the surroundings and heats up an area more quickly.
The propane heater is suitable for small rooms in the basement, about 300 square meters. They generate heat by using propane gas as fuel. You don’t need electricity or wires. It also warms objects and people before it warms the air.