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Should I be heating the basement of my home?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 07, 2012 01:00 AM
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My house is a story and a half. Finished basement, but rarely used, other than laundry. Should I be heating the basement since heat raises, or would I be using too much heating to heat the same square feet of basement and the main floor?




 

 

My house is a story and a half. Finished basement, but rarely used, other than laundry. Should I be heating the basement since heat raises, or would I be using too much heating to heat the same square feet of basement and the main floor?

Yes, you should heat your basement. Finished or not it is important to keep the basement conditioned for:

  • comfort,
  • efficiency and
  • health reasons.

Comfort

Rising heat on the main floor will draw cold air from...



 

 

 
 
 

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