Do I Need Heat & AC in the Basement? | HVAC Company | Rusk Heating & Cooling

Adding a Basement HVAC System

This is the year you’re finally going to redo that outdated basement of yours. After years of putting it off, you’ve finally saved up some money and now it’s time to get to work. But before you start moving furniture, knocking down walls or deciding on the finishing touches, you’ll need to think about heating and cooling the space. Is it necessary to have heat and air conditioning in the basement? This is a question you must ask yourself and to answer it, you can ask yourself the following:

  • Do you need to throw on a few extra layers before you go down there in the winter?
  • Do you use it as an entertainment area in the summer?

Why Cool the Basement?

Even though the basement of a house tends to be much cooler than other floors due to its location virtually underground, lots of homeowners skip the air conditioning. But, if you’ve used this space to entertain guests or as a playroom for your children in the past and noticed that it can get quite warm down there, AC should be considered. Additionally, if you use your basement for storage and want to keep certain items protected, AC is a must. After all, climate plays a major role when it comes to the preservation of valuable and collectible items.

Why Heat the Basement?

For starters, heating the basement can help keep the rest of the house warm. After all, heat does rise. And for the same reason as mentioned above, you may need to warm up the basement in the cooler months of winter to protect stored items.

If you have specific questions about whether or not you should consider HVAC downstairs, contact the experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling today! We provide services for your AC, heaters & even boilers! We’ve been serving Northern Kentucky and the Greater Covington area for over 100 years.