Monday, April 6, 2009

Basement Remodeling and HVAC

No, I don't have a basement myself. They don't work when your home is only about one foot above sea level. But if I did have one, you can bet it would be an awesome space.

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The truth is, basement ventilation and climate control is are important issues. Too much stale air and humidity can cause toxic mold which is a big health risk. In many cases (depending on where you live) simple exhaust fans will do the trick.

In other places, a proper HVAC system is needed to take care of business. And you're going to want one anyhow if you want to remodel your basement and turn that valuable real estate into extra living area while boosting your home equity.


Remodeling your basement begins, like all home improvement projects, with the planning phase. As far as the air conditioning and heating goes, you'll have to decide whether to go ahead and replace the system that you already have or to simply install a dedicated basement HVAC system.

The upside of changing it all out if your old system is outdated is that the federal income tax credits have gone up, and with the SEER ratings on Energy Star equipment going up all the time, you'll be money ahead every month.

After you decide exactly what you want to do with that space, it's time to frame your basement. You can either use conventional stick framing or go with metal studs and track.

In any event, spring is the time to think about delving into this type of project.



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4 comments:

Tony said...

Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning are closely interrelated in their functions. All the three seek to provide required thermal comfort, ventilation, indoor air quality, and reasonable air conditioning maintenance and installation costs.

Kaithy said...

Basement remodeling is really expensive .
Thanks for sharing with us this information , it gives you proportion on how much money you're going to spend on your remodeling project. Remodel cost

Mikes said...

Basement ventilation and climate control is are important issues. Too much stale air and humidity can cause toxic mold which is a big health risk.

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Geo said...

One of the most wonderful aspects of creating a finished basement is it lets the whole family get involved basement remodeling