Basements undergo huge dips in temperature when the weather gets colder in winter. Basement heating is essential as it helps keep your home’s foundations heated and free of mould growth. Heaters offer decent effectiveness for this purpose. Here is a list of cost-effective heaters for your consideration.

Halogen Heaters

These heating devices utilize energy-efficient halogen bulbs for their functioning. A Halogen heater uses infrared radiations to provide instant heating in a basement. Unlike convection devices, a halogen heater can only heat objects (and not the air) near it. Therefore, it must run continuously to provide steady basement heating. Halogen heaters improve energy efficiency by converting light into radiant heat. Halogen heaters are extremely safe and environmentally friendly as they do not emit toxic gases. 

Oil-filled Heaters

Oil-filled heaters are some of the cheapest basement heating devices available in the market. At the same time, such heaters are extremely economical to run daily. Oil-filled heaters use thermal convection to warm the surrounding air in a basement. As we know, hot air particles are less dense, and so, they rise to the top of a room, pushing cooler air down where the oil-filled heater warms it. These devices also provide a host of benefits, which may include:

  1. Temperature regulation: A thermostat is generally standard-fitted in an oil-filled heater to control the heating level.
  2. No-noise operations: Oil-filled heaters do not include a fan, which makes them silent operators.
  3. Power-usage regulator: Some oil-filled heaters contain a ‘green mode’ feature, which helps users reduce the device’s power.

Propane Heaters

Propane heaters are some of the more powerful heating devices for basements. Also, these devices are cheaper to buy than electrical heaters. As an element, propane burns cleanly to produce a good amount of radiant heat. It usually is gaseous but can be liquified for utility in heating devices. These devices provide the option to regulate their heating level. Normally, the regulation happens through a built-in thermostat. On the downside, propane heaters emit carbon monoxide, which is harmful to the human body if inhaled in medium to large amounts. Also, as a gas, propane is highly combustible.

Here are a few ideas to deal with everyday problems related to propane heaters.

Fan-assisted Heaters

These types of heaters use a fan to force air over a heat-emitting element inside the device. As a result, the air becomes warmer before it emerges out of the heater. Fan-assisted heaters provide rapid heating for basements. The heating element generally consists of either portable electric heaters, hot water, or engine oil. The only negative aspect of such heaters is their noise due to the fan’s whirling blades.

Our Recommendation

While these options are good, modern central heating systems, like furnaces, offer better efficiency and performance. Furnaces generally do not possess the various problematic attributes associated with heaters. We can provide you with the perfect solutions for installing heating systems like furnaces in your home. You can contact us to get more details about our services.