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Old 10-24-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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I am trying to put a return air vent in my basement of my 3 year old home. The house is 1500 square ft. The return air vents on the main floor are in the ceiling, and I don't know how I will tap into them? Do I even need to put them in the basement?

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Are you going to heat the basement?

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Yeah, I am going to heat and air condition.
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I am planning on heating and air conditioning the basement.
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Don't tap into the same ducts that the first floor uses.
Run a separate duct for the basement supply and return.

Basements take very liitle to cool them. And not a whole lot more to heat them either.

Run a separate supply trunk, with a damper in it, so you can close it down in summer, so you don't freeze out the basement.

If you tap into the first floor trunk lines. As soon as the blower shuts off. The heat from the basement goes to the first floor. And the coldest air from the first floor falls to the basement.
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