Valiant Air is from Colorado, just like you. In fact, we’ve been doing business here for around 30 years, which means we’re painfully familiar with how cold it can get. If you’re one of those folks that come for slopes and stays for the sunshine, we know that you only want that cold, when you want it. Your entire home is supposed to be warm and cozy, smelling like fresh baked cookies and evergreens throughout the winter months to beat back that wave of seasonal depression. If you have to venture into the basement during those chilly winter months, you may find that your heater and vent system simply isn’t equipped to keep that cement hole warm enough to inhabit it. This can be particularly annoying if you’re finishing the basement and want to spend time in your freshly finished new portion of your home. With our years of trial and error, we’re happy to guide you toward the right way to start heating your newly finished basement so that these cold winters won’t permeate into your cozy nest.
Should I Retrofit Heating or Find a Heating Replacement Solution?
Although we’re certain that your updated basement is amazing and totally what you wanted, new houses have the edge in regard to heating. New houses under construction are super easy to set up the heating system in. In fact, most new houses have an HVAC system that is built to service all floors of the home and include every inch of the blueprints in their calculations when they design the ductwork. Unfortunately, if you’re finishing your basement as an afterthought in a brand new house, you’re just a touch out of luck. The heating solution that you’ll need to use for your basement won’t be as invisible or silent as newly outfitted heating systems will be. However, keep in mind that retrofitted options will still be better than wrapping up in throw blankets with heating packs while you try to read a book.
The Superior Solution: Extend Your Ductwork
Since you already live in Centennial, your home is already outfitted with a heating system. We recommend working off of your existing heating system and extending it into the basement. We recommend this above other options because we’ve known it to increase the value of your home. There are some downsides to this method though, and you’ll probably need a new heater to accommodate the new amount of surface area you’ll be trying to cover. If you’ve chosen this route, Valiant Air can come by and discuss how we can approach the project. We’ll need to calculate the heating load, as well as the size and configuration of your new ductwork while determining if your current heater can handle this sort of tax on its abilities. The amount of energy needed to run your new system will likely be higher though. Mainly because, if you turn up the heat to accommodate the downstairs because of your poker game with your guests, your heater will be bringing the heat up in the upstairs as well, which will certainly put a higher tax on your electric bill. The heater can’t distinguish what room you want heated, it’ll just turn up the heat in the whole house.
Whatever your needs entail, we’re here to help. We understand the need to come home to a warm cozy homestead rather than a chilly welcome. We know how stressful it can be when you’re heater suddenly stops working which is why we strive to be there for our customers and the people of Centennial whenever we’re needed. Please feel free to reach out to us at all times to help you with your heating emergencies as we fall deeper and deeper into the depths of the winter.