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Old 02-02-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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My partially finished basement is freezing in winter. No problem cooling in summer. 470sf x 8' ceiling = 3760 cu ft. Currently served by one 6" round supply and one 8" round return. What do I add to make it comfortable?

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Electric baseboard.

While you can add 2 more 6 inch supplies and increase that 8 inch return to a 10 inch. The cold air from the first floor will fall down to the basement and keep it cool/cold feeling.

The basement should be on its own trunk line, and the system should be zoned.

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bennthere - good idea that I hadn't considered. Thanks! Curious...why baseboard rather than a wall heater? Maybe something like this? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cadet-Com...6?N=5yc1vZc4k3
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Wall heaters often become loud after a few years. other then that, nothing wrong with using one.
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