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Old 10-15-2012, 10:16 AM   #16
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My Bungalow has cold Basement and hot upstairs


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What is the composition of the walls and floor in the basement?

What is the ceiling height?

How many heating vents do you have down there?

I'm assuming it is a full basement, thus you have 900 or so sq ft to heat. I have a similar situation, but one half of my basement is finished with full wall insulation (pink stuff) and has a couple of layers of removeable carpet on the concrete floor.

The half that is still concrete walls and floor is impossible to heat to comfort levels compared to the finished half. The same underground temps that make my basement so nice and cool in the summer fight tooth and nail to keep me from warming the basement thoroughly.
80% is finished basement with 2" rigid insulation glued to cement block walls and Roxul insulation in between 2x4 stud wall but no vapor barrier as rigid is tuck taped at all seams and batt insulation in joist cavities. I think my problem is where thermostat is located. I have 5 heat ducts in basement all at floor level and 2 returns.

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if your stat is in south facing LR maybe you can just put on wall behind current location..also hallway not a very good location as it may be subject to drafts..anywhere central is usually good
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if your stat is in south facing LR maybe you can just put on wall behind current location..also hallway not a very good location as it may be subject to drafts..anywhere central is usually good
Unfortunately behind the wall is a bedroom and the spot it's in now is a 25ft by 16ft living dining room with 5 heat vents and 1 return duct.
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bedroom should be fine
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #20
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just put fan on continuous low speed during those times..to keep circulation and temps even throughout..
I'll try this for a couple days.

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