How can I warm up my basement. It's dry and has glass block Windows.

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  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 08, 2017
    You could add insulation and drywall, (DriCore, or similar subfloor and) carpeting, acoustic tiles on ceiling if unfinished, curtains in the window. There are many plug-in electric fireplaces/"wood stoves".
    Dri Core or other similar prducts, warm up the floor even more.
  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 08, 2017
    I agree with B.Enne. Insulation is so important in keeping a space warm (or cool in the summer). Rugs will help keep feet warm. Space heater works great too.
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    • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 09, 2017
      The eletric fireplaces I mentioned act like space heaters, and are safer and give you ambiance. They also use less electricity. The pics below are from Lowes. Many dealers carry them at different price points in different colours, red, blue, brown etc. We bought a Dimplex (good make) wood stove look for $100 on sale. They look better than a floor heater. Some are even multipurpose: tv or bookshelf units. Just make sure that it has a heater, since some only have a flame for effect without heat.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 08, 2017
    I would suggest getting a humidifier. If you raise the humidity it will make it feel warmer, just like it does in the summer when the humidity goes up, or the house feels warmer when you boil something in the kitchen like pasta.
  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 08, 2017
    I disagree with above .... a humid basement is an invitation to mold, mildew problems.
    I would put down a laminate floor with proper underlayment for a concrete basement floor. Then I would install rigid insulation, its moisture resistant and you can install yourself. Then figure out some kind of wall covering.
  • Shani Black Shani Black on Sep 09, 2017
    install a vent from the furnance
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Sep 09, 2017
    Try to purchase a portable heater. Measure the room, and this will let you know what heating type you need. Don't buy a cheap one, waste of money. They run from $ 250-499. Homedepot or Lowe's has them. It's that time of year, so look for a presale and get a discount. You can roll your heater anywhere and plug it in. Check the features, some have many, some few. Keep it clean, and it will last a long time. They can run for hours. Good Luck!
  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Dec 21, 2020

    You can try insulating your windows (there are posts here: Home and Garden DIY Ideas | Hometalk) or you can add a portable heater. That's what I use since I spend so much time in the basement sewing.

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