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Old 01-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hello have a question I have baseboard heaters in the basement. Problem is even though it heats the room well its actualy chiily from the floor and up about 24 inches stand up its hot sit on the couch chilly is this normal and do you have any suggestions on how to make it better

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...have baseboard heaters in the basement... heats the room well
...chilly from the floor and up about 24 inches... stand up its hot
...any suggestions on how to make it better
Two suggestions: insulation and circulation.

What is on the floor? On the walls? On the ceiling?
Do you have any fans to try to move the air around?

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I have carpet on the floor and the walls are insulated I guess I should try a small fan
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I have carpet on the floor and the walls are insulated I guess I should try a small fan
I hate ceiling fans but this is exactly what they are intended for.
As it's a basement... try what I use everywhere:
small oscillating fans on a high shelf do a great job and for cheap money.

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Thanks I will try the fans
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This is one of the issues with electric baseboards the air does not circulate as with forced air.
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As per Tarheel, INSULATE, somehow. The more you insulate, the less stratification you'll have.
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Okay the small fan on a high shelf works great.I just point it downward and the air circulates 100 percent better. Great !!!
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This is one of the issues with electric baseboards the air does not circulate as with forced air.
Do you mean it doesn't circulate in the same manner as scorched air?

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