How to Heat Up Your Basement

Posted on: 19 February 2019

Because heat rises, your basement is undoubtedly the coldest part of your house. If you and your family love spending a lot of time in your basement playing, watching movies, or just taking a break from the rest of the world, then you may be wondering how on earth you can keep everyone warm during the winter. To make sure that you and your family don't turn into ice cubes while hanging out in your basement, this article will list a few different things for you to do. Are you ready to dive deeper? If so, then this article is just the thing for you. Read on to learn a few more tips and tricks.

Have Your Boiler Inspected

If you heat your house using a boiler, your basement should stay warm. If, however, you are noticing that it's cold all the time, then you may need to have your boiler inspected by a boiler repair professional. 

Make Sure Your Vents Are Open

Most homes only have one furnace, which means that there's only one heating source to heat up your entire house. If you only have one furnace, then make sure that your vents are open in your basement and that they are closed in other rooms in your house. If the vents are closed in your basement, it's going to be almost impossible for you to heat it up. To make sure that the air is being evenly distributed throughout your house, try opening up your vents about one-quarter of the way throughout your entire house.

Get Space Heaters

If you have checked your air vents and made sure the air is being distributed evenly but you still don't feel like your basement is heating up, then it may be time to get some portable space heaters. Portable space heaters are a great way to heat up small spaces like a family room or bedroom in your basement. However, they can sometimes be a fire hazard. To make sure that your space heater doesn't cause any problems, get one that has a sensor on it so that it will turn off if it gets too hot or if it has been on for too long.

Sitting in a cold basement isn't anybody's idea of a good time. Rather than freezing yourself and your family out, use the two tips listed in this article. If you want to learn a little bit more about a few ways that you can stay warm while you're in your basement, then contact a heating repair or boiler repair professional near you.


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