If you just had your basement repaired, congratulations. You’re now ready to utilize the extra space and turn it into something useful. However, there are certain precautions that need to be taken into account when it comes to heating and cooling your newly repaired basement.
The type of weather outside will affect how hot or cold the basement is in comparison, and this article provides some useful tips on how to maintain a comfortable temperature in your newly repaired basement.
 
Common Heating and Cooling Concerns with Repaired Basements

When it comes to heating and cooling your newly repaired basement, there are some common concerns that come up. First, the basement may be prone to warmer temperatures in the summer or during hot weather spells.
Second, you may also have a harder time keeping the same temperature throughout the day because of fluctuations outside. Last, if your basement is not properly sealed off from the outside, then you may experience excessive moisture and humidity that could cause mold growth.

Heat Control in Repaired Basements

If you are having issues controlling the temperature inside your newly repaired basement, then there are several solutions. You will first want to ensure that all windows and doors are properly sealed so that hot air doesn’t enter the basement.
In addition, you can always install an exhaust fan to help circulate air and reduce excess heat. Lastly, ensure that your furnace or HVAC system is in good condition and maintained regularly.

Cooling a Repaired Basement

If you are planning on keeping your newly repaired basement cool during hot weather or periods of high humidity, there are a few solutions. The first step is to ensure that all windows and doors are properly sealed so that cool air doesn’t escape the basement.
Secondly, you will have to invest in a dehumidifier to help reduce moisture levels in the air. Finally, you should consider installing ceiling fans as a way of circulating the air and keeping the temperature low.

Insulation Tips for a Repaired Basement
 
To ensure that your newly repaired basement is properly insulated, there are some simple steps that you can take. Begin by first insulating the pipes and other key areas where heat or cold may escape through.
The second step is to use energy-efficient windows and doors to help reduce heat loss. Last, you may also want to consider using insulation boards or foam sheets to help keep the temperature inside your basement comfortable.
 
Staying On Top of Maintenance

Regardless of the weather conditions in your area, it’s important to stay on top of maintenance when it comes to heating and cooling your newly repaired basement. Check the insulation, windows, and any other components of your heating and cooling systems regularly.
If you notice that the temperature in your basement isn’t staying consistent, then you may need to call a professional in order to diagnose the issue and find the best solution.
 
Conclusion

Maintaining a comfortable temperature in your newly repaired basement isn’t too difficult, as long as you take the steps to ensure that it stays warm or cool, depending on the season. 
Investing in a heating system, such as a furnace or boiler, and a cooling system, such as an air conditioner or dehumidifier, will help to keep your basement at a comfortable temperature.
Additionally, you need to make sure to stay on top of maintenance in order to prevent any issues from arising. With these tips, you can rest assured that your newly repaired basement will be comfortable all year round.
 

 

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MEET LANCE DAVIS

Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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