I work out of my home in an office in our finished basement. The room is always cold whether it's the middle of winter or the middle of summer. I often run a cheap space heater (especially) in the winter but that tends to take a long time to warm up the room and ultimately causes over heating, especially when the furnace kicks on.
Primarily: How can I maintain a consistent temperature (ie 68-70 degrees) all year long?
Secondarily: Should I insulate the ceiling space above the office to reduce heat loss to the master bedroom above?
My office is roughly 14x14 w/ insulated walls
Office has a large window 6x6 facing North-East (walkout basement) and is a "wing" off of the main structure, the windows are ~6 yrs old Pella double-pane
There are two heat/AC vents in the office served by the same duct, when these kick on the room gets HOT (or cold) very quickly but the heat dissipates after a few minutes.
The ceiling of the office is NOT insulated but is finished/painted, there is a roughly 2 foot space between the ceiling and the next floor which I have good access to. Directly above my office is the master bedroom which is also always cold.
Home has 2 zones for heat/AC, one for the 2nd/top floor bedrooms and one for the main floor (the basement is on the main floor zone but the thermostat is on the main floor)
My office is carpeted (the rest of the basement is not), I would like to replace this w/ hardwood