Anybody out here use electric wall heaters in your finished basements (or
anywhere else for that matter )
I've got three rooms totalling about 600 sq feet. I have forced hot air,
and would tap off of the first floor heating system, but I think that is
probably a waste of hot air when nobody is in the basement.
Curious about your experiences. I remember wall heaters being really ugly
Another thing to keep in mind is that a warmer basement makes the floors
above a little warmer. IOW keeping the basement "confortable" all the time
reduces the heat required on the first floor.
So true. I'm also considering tapping into my first floor system, but I
have some concerns about disturbing the pressure balance of the forced
air system. I don't think it's always as simple as adding registers to
existing ducts. I am considering adding an additional HVAC zone for our
rather large basement instead (we have 4 zones already), though this may
be cost prohibitive.
Contact the National Balancing Institute at www.nationalinstitute.com
or 800-633-7058. They have certified technicians all over the country
in air malancing. They can diagnose pressure problems. MBI can refer
you to a certified contractor in your area.
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