HVAC Considerations for Finished Basements

HVAC Considerations for Finished Basements

If there’s one home improvement project that will greatly benefit your HVAC system, it’s a basement renovation. While there are many homes in the country that have basements, homeowners often neglect them, fail to take advantage of them or just outright leave them unfinished. Basements have a lot to offer; the extra space can function as either additional living space for your family, out-of-the-way storage for bulky HVAC equipment, or both, depending on your remodeling plans.

There are quite a few things you need to take into consideration if you plan on setting up your heating and cooling unit down in the basement. Let our specialists at McLay Services, walk you through the necessary preparations to ensure an efficient and stress-free basement renovation.

Local Building Codes

Your local building codes may have specific requirements about placing HVAC equipment in the basement. Understanding these codes can save you a lot of time and trouble, especially if you’re still in the planning phase of your basement finishing. Your HVAC contractor can answer all your questions regarding building, safety and fire codes and regulations relevant to your project.

Sufficient Space

Your basement floor plan should allow for enough space in front of, behind and around your HVAC units. This is necessary for functional reasons, as closely-spaced equipment will be hard to access for maintenance and repairs. This is also a good idea in general as it means your system will be prepared to accommodate possible upgrades in the future.

Indoor Air Quality

As your furnace, boiler or other heating system operates, it’s continuously producing fumes that could severely affect the air around it. To improve the overall IAQ of your home and avoid issues with your family’s health, our experts at McLay advise making sure that there’s adequate ventilation and proper air circulation around your heating and cooling unit.

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