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I asked one on my friends (a plumber) to help me size and install a Modine Hot Dog heater for my basement. My basement is (currently) about 630ft2 and is approx. 50% above grade. The rear wall which is a walk out has R19 FG and a steel insulated door. The rest of the basement is stone foundation with no insulation or any air sealing done to it. He said to get a 75,000 BTU Unit. To me, that seems GROSSLY oversized for my basement. It is TECHNICALLY only half of our basement bc the home WAS a double that we remodeled into a single family. The other “side” of the basement is not done yet so we have it blocked off with at the middle wall with a double layer of 2” Thermaxx that is spray foamed are the edges, so it is pretty much totally isolated. I did tell him that I wanted a unit that would heat the ENTIRE basement once it was done, but even at 1300ft2 that seems like way too much heat from the area. Any thoughts?