I have HVAC system, finishing basement, is it good idea to open vents or use baseboard or inwall heater?
I am finishing basement , planning to use as media room and guest bedroom. House has basement plus 2 levels. Half of the basement is garage and other end is 2 feet below ground. Usually it is cold, I never need Cooling there. But for heating what option I should consider. 1. Open HVAC vent in basement? 2. In wall heater 3. Baseboard heater. Installation cost doesn't matter, just need now what are the pros and cons of these options. Thanks ENS
Asked By: - 11/29/2012
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1. Really depends on how big your system is and how good your ducts are. If you open or add vents, you will be diverting air away from the upstairs floors. If your ducts are really small (which is very common), you won't get enough airflow to the upstairs and you could end up with very cold rooms on the runs furthest... More
Answered By: Lee - 11/29/2012
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If you're talking about one vent, it should be ok. But in a perfect scenario your system's cfm would be sized to what you're already using. Whatever you open up will take away from what is there now.
Answered By: daffyduct2006 - 11/29/2012
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