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jclee 07-14-2013 12:28 PM

Does office room require heat?
 
I'm finishing off an office room in my house. It currently has no duct for heat.. Does an office require this? If so, I will install electric heater.

yuri 07-14-2013 01:01 PM

depends where U live and whether the room will get cold. I use a oil filled electric radiator style heater for mine. 100% quiet.

creeper 07-14-2013 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jclee (Post 1215769)
I'm finishing off an office room in my house. It currently has no duct for heat.. Does an office require this? If so, I will install electric heater.

No. Offices do not require heat.

jclee 07-14-2013 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by yuri
depends where U live and whether the room will get cold. I use a oil filled electric radiator style heater for mine. 100% quiet.

I live in Minnesota

gregzoll 07-14-2013 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jclee
I'm finishing off an office room in my house. It currently has no duct for heat.. Does an office require this? If so, I will install electric heater.

Depends on how you feel in that room. Personally I would do some kind of hvac system in place, to move air, so that room does not get too stuffy, or even worse mold or mildew forms, from too high of humidity, or dry rot from too cold in winter.

gregzoll 07-14-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jclee

I live in Minnesota

No different than living anywhere else in North America. Still gets warm in the Summer and Cold in the Winter.

biggles 07-14-2013 06:22 PM

electric heat run on a perimeter wall maybe catch a return with some flex to move air how much exterior wall space is there..

TarheelTerp 07-14-2013 06:34 PM

I'm pretty sure that (an inspector will tell you that) any finished space must be provided with heat and in many places AC too.

What you say (or even what a pretty drawing might say) that the room is intended for really won't matter much.

vsheetz 07-14-2013 07:46 PM

Heating, yes. A/C, maybe.

beenthere 07-15-2013 07:14 PM

Did that room get cold before you turned it into an office. If so, then it will need heat.

raylo32 07-15-2013 07:50 PM

Did you break up a bigger room to make the office and leave the hvac duct in the other space?

MTN REMODEL LLC 07-15-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by jclee (Post 1215769)
I'm finishing off an office room in my house. It currently has no duct for heat.. Does an office require this? If so, I will install electric heater.

Actually, A great question... With regard to code... I don't really know where to search that one out. IRC has ventilation requirements and egress/window door requirements, and I'm sure some code techncian has legislated a minimum heating heating requirement... but I don't know where to look quickly.

Would you not want heat?

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