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joem

07:35AM | 01/14/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
4 lifetime posts
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A similar question was asked earlier about adding registers to existing soft ducts in the basement.

I have two ac/heat pump units supplying my house, and judging from the speed that the house gets heated/cooled, I would say that the units are oversized for my house. That being a completely unprofessional and uneducated opinion of course.

The units are electric. Would adding maybe two registers down in the basement seriously degrade the first floor's heating/cooling? One unit is in the basement feeding the first floor, the other in the attic feeding the second floor.

Also, would I require a return air duct? The area downstairs includes a play area, so although we would not "live" down there, it would be occupied for a few hours a day.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Joe

joem

08:15AM | 01/14/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
4 lifetime posts
You make a great point. Heat is my concern as it stays pretty cool down there even in the summer. I'm not too familiar with the electric baseboard heaters. My concern is with having my kids down there, worrying about them touching those things.
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