HVAC Considerations When Your Finishing Basement

Are you planning an basement improvement project? Maybe you mainly want to finish your basement because you plan on hosting a cool party, but no matter the reason, a finished basement is a good addition to your home, as well as a good investment. This is because it will increase the value of your home while also providing extra space to accommodate storage or even a hang-out area.

HVAC Considerations When Your Finishing Basement

However, there’s one thing you might be forgetting about when it comes to basement remodeling: your HVAC system. It’s a good idea to hire someone with experience who can help you find the right HVAC unit and knows how to make the necessary adjustments to its control systems.

Here are some HVAC considerations you should think about when finishing your basement:

Clear Space for HVAC Components

HVAC systems such as furnaces, boilers and air handlers are usually placed in the basement. Experts advise to clear the area around the unit to provide appropriate space for the HVAC components. The planning process should include system components and the layout of the basement on the floor plan. Make sure that maintenance personnel can move around the area easily to avoid problems when boiler or heater repair services are required.

Local Codes and Ordinances

Don’t forget about the local codes and ordinances in your area. When finishing your basement, make sure that your contractor follows all the necessary permit restrictions. One of the most common codes in building a basement is ventilation and health requirements. Some ordinances will require homeowners to submit detailed layouts or plans for the basement. Your contractor should consider the HVAC system when complying with these regulations.

The Size of the Unit Matters

Aside from energy efficiency, the suitability of an HVAC system’s size will also affect its overall performance and the comfort it provides to your basement. A larger space means you need a bigger and more capable HVAC system. You might want to call your local HVAC contractor for some help in assessing your basement area. Their technicians can help you select the most suitable option for your living space.

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