Many people incorrectly assume that basement finishing is a minor project requiring little forethought. This is especially true in terms of the handling of your respective home’s existing systems – much like the furnace and water heater.
In a previous article in this series (Basement Finishing: Warming towards the Idea), we discussed the requirement to analyze your existing furnace’s capability to adequately heat your own home by having newly conditioned space (e.g. your basement).
In this informative article, we discuss the necessity to install adequate heat registers and returns within your basement finishing project, especially in bedrooms.
Your basement finishing efforts may add significant square footage to your own home. You will surely possess a living room, and maybe obviously any good couple of bedrooms, theater, bathroom, etc. Being below ground, basements generally stay cool during the summertime without much help, however, heating the space adequately is a thing that needs requisite forethought before basement finishing begins.
Being the commonest type of heat, let’s briefly discuss how a gas-fired furnace works. A gas fired-furnace has a central chamber where gas is ignited and heat is generated. After the chamber is hot enough, a blower motor for the furnace activates and sends heated air through ducts in your house to strategically placed heat registers.
You have strategically placed cold-air returns, which are important to properly heat a region. This is because your furnace operates by using high- and low-pressure in your favor. When the blower happens, the air is blown to the room. If this pair doesn’t have a spot to escape, quickly the environment pressure increase before the blower is not able to blow any further air in the room. I forget about air can come in, this means no heat can be either.
To fix this problem, return ductwork …Read more