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Old 07-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Warming basement space.


HOW TO WARM A BASEMENT SPACE WITHOUT INSTALLATION ON WALLS ONLY IN THE CEILING? THERE ARE THREE VENT IN THE SPACE,BUT WHEN THE FURANCE IS ON ROOM TEMP. IS STILL AT BEST 65. ANY BUGET FRIENDLY SUGGESTION?THE REST OF THE HOUSE IS FINE.

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Old 07-03-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:09 AM   #4
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Before you waste money adding heat, conserve the heat you already make. Use caulk and spray foam to seal any electrical and plumbing penetrations into the basement. Also inspect for other gaps and cracks in the structure. I put 2" foam boards in my rim joists and sealed around it.

This will also limit the chimney effect and will keep your top floor warmer. If you also seal penetrations into your attic, it will keep your basement warmer. It seems counterintuitive, but limiting the flow of heat up and out of the house makes it more comfortable on all levels.

Do the job once and it saves you money forever.
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Insulate the walls. Put in an insulated floor over the concrete.

Masonry, concrete, and stone have very small R values. While the ground more then 3 feet deep doesn't freeze, it is far below 70 degrees F.
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