My parents have been talking about finishing their basement for a few years now; Currently, it’s an unfinished, stone block that houses all their knick knacks, for several weeks, I watched them make redprints on the back of napkins, trying to find the best layout for the space.
- When they finally decided on the perfect design, it included a single main living space, several small living rooms as well as a half-bath.
They picked out all the features from paint colors to flooring as well as were about to begin construction when I asked them something that made them halt construction. I asked them how they were planning on heating as well as cooling the space. The basement was underground, so cooling the basement wasn’t a immense concern. However, heating the space was a bizarre issue. My parents had contemplated adding extra air vents as well as extending the ductwork from their central Heating as well as A/C system, despite the fact that I didn’t suppose how practical that would be. Their gas furnace would never be able to moderate the main area of their apartment along with the basement. Instead, I suggested that they install a few ductless mini systems. They could install them in each room whenever they needed it. This meant if they only needed heat in the main living area, then they could turn on the ductless mini system for that room. If they wanted heat in the living room along with the living room, they could turn both ductless mini systems on. It was the most efficient as well as practical way to heat their basement.