Your basement is not totally a good place to stay for the summer. But if you keep it cool and comfortable, there can be a completely different scenario. There are unique challenges when it comes to cooling your basement, but with a variety of choices, you can surely find the best way to bring optimal comfort to your living space.
Since basements are located underground, expect that the humidity level in these areas is high. It is true that humidity can be controlled when you start to run your air conditioning unit and cool the area but with places such as the basement where moisture is excessively high, it will be better to use a separate dehumidifier. It will not just help your air conditioning unit remove excess dampness but also keeps it running more efficiently.
Ductless Mini-Split System
Window units are more affordable but are difficult and nearly impossible to install in areas like the basement given the fact that basements lack windows while others are located up a high ground level. With this, a ductless mini-split system is ideal for cooling this part of the house. It is also easier to install since you will only need a small hole in the wall for the pipes that connect the system to the outer unit. Additionally, a ductless mini-split system is more efficient in cooling the room and operate at a lesser noise as compared to the window system.
Extend your Current A/C System
You can also opt to add a load to your current air conditioning system. However, be sure that your HVAC system can still cool the additional square footage of your basement. If you are not sure if your system can handle this additional cargo, you may call your trusted HVAC technician to do a quick analysis. If the calculation results in insufficient cooling for the additional space, you may consider shifting for a bigger unit.
Call LoveJoy HVAC Today!
Get the most out of the additional living space your basement offers by keeping it cool and comfortable when the summer season arrives. The professionals at LoveJoy HVAC can help you find the best choice for the unique design of your basement. Whether you need brand new equipment or you want to extend the existing system, we provide high-quality and reliable services to make your stay look as good as it feels.
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