We are developing our basement and are receiving different recommendations from different contractors. We have 8.5 foot ceiling and want the basement to be warm. Some contractors state that it is best to install the forced air heat runs close to the ceiling (near windows) and cold air returns near the floor. Other contractors state that the forced air heats runs should be near the floor and the cold air returns should be near the floor (across the room).
Before we invest all this money, does anyone know which recommendation is correct? We live in Canada and do have cold winters. The main "rec room" that will be developed in the basement will probably have a gas fireplace. The total square footage of our basement is 850.
Any help or recommendations would be appreciated.