Heating options for Finished Basement
My husband and I are in the process of getting several bids on finishing our currently unfinished basement. We are in WI, so the winters can get pretty cold. We are getting conflicting advice on how to heat the space once it is finished. Some of the contractors insist that running a few extra heat runs along with cold air returns will heat the basement plenty with our existing forced air heat furnace. Others insist we must install a two-zoned heating system to really have a warm basement in the winter. Anyone have an opinion, or more importantly a good explanation of why one theory is correct?
We are also considering doing electric baseboard heat to supplement the forced air - what are the pitfalls there? We will do that if it is the best option, but honestly I really don't like the look of them.
Thanks for any insight anyone can offer.