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Old 02-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Framing out basement, running electric now, whats the best way to.heat these two rooms? If I pull off of existing duct work it probably will drain top two floors,...go with space heaters? Wall mounts? Gas is available, venting is an issue, need suggestions.......live in new Jersey....only need to heat 3 or 4 months out of the year

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Framing out basement, running electric now, whats the best way to.heat these two rooms?
The term "best" is highly subjective. That said:
Insulate it REALLY well... and then add a few electric baseboard heaters.

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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got little ones so I dont want hot baseboards on the floor where their going to crawling around. How about wall mount space heaters? They seem to put out way more heat and have a fan in them. Not a problem to install but are they a fire hazard? or is that a just because stupid people leave stuff in front of them so they actually create a hazard??...
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We often do wall mounted heaters in smaller mudrooms and smaller basement area renovations (can also be bought with thermostats). If you want to do a gas unit, then contact a reputable & qualified person to install such a unit. Bare in mind, that you will still need to get a gas-unit's controls wired electrically.
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if the price is at no concern go with a convention heaters http://www.convectair.ca/caen/produi...gro.html#fiche convectair is suppose to be the best out there. they basically invented them. i'd have them in my own house if i could afford them
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So you think that wall mounted space heaters would be fine for 2 rooms there both 12 by 12....then a small bathroom....
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1 per room. You don't want to sit on an ice-cold throne.
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on average 10watts for every square foot. figure out how much space you have and buy what you'll need per room.

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