Why your finished basement may be cold
Thursday Aug 31st, 2017
Chances are that your furnace has the capacity to heat your basement and the above-ground levels of your home. So why are so many finished basements cold in winter?
Lack of cold air return ducting is often the culprit. For any furnace to deliver warm air to a given room, the cool air that's already there needs to get out of the way.
Unfortunately, cold air return ducts are often forgotten when basements are finished. To function properly, they need to draw air from the basement floor level where it's the coolest. This work is best done by a professional heating contractor.
If you need professional help making your basement cozy, make sure to hire the smart and safe way with a written contract or service order. The Canadian Home Builder's Association is a great source of free advice on hiring a contractor you can trust.
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