10:32AM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 12/01/03
30 lifetime posts
Hi Folks,

I am trying to figure out how much of a temperature increase insualting a basement office will give me.

If my basement ( which is unheated ) is 50 degrees F - and I insulate an 8 x 12 room real good - can I expect temperatures in that room to be higher then the rest of the basement and if yes - by how much 5 , 10 degrees.

At this time I am not considering a hardwire heater - although I suppose a plug in is possible.

Anyway - Let me know if I can expect the office to be a little warmer then 50 F??

Thanks - jg1234


11:38AM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
558 lifetime posts
Without a heat source the room temperature will not change. If you are running electronic equipment, lighting or just sitting in there, the room temperature may rise in time. Basically, the temperature will be like a cave without a heat source. If you add a heat source, the insulation slow heat transfer, and the temperature will be held more constant. Insulation does not create heat. It can keep things cold as well.


11:43AM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 12/01/03
30 lifetime posts

It looks like I will have to go with some sort of portable heat source.



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