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hgarnett9999

05:02PM | 02/07/08
Member Since: 07/31/07
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Hello.

I need a heating solution for a basement apartment so that I can get it ready to rent.

I own a 3-level townhouse and recently finished renovating the basement into an aparment that I will rent. The contractor found an HVAC person to install the heating system.

The HVAC person installed vents in the basement so that the heat from the furnace ( which is located in a small room in the apartment ) would heat the apartment. The only thermostat is located in my part of the house and the tenant will NOT have access to it.

This seemed like a bad idea to me but he convinced me it would work. Needless to say, it did NOT work. Heat does not get to the apartment and it stays cold down there. I would not put a person down there to be cold all winter.

The apartment is 540 sq feet. It is rectangular in shape and has a wall that runs the length of the aparment except for a door at one end. This effectivly makes two-parts to the apartment. So whatever heating solution I used will have to heat both sides. One side of the wall is the kitchen, living space area. The other side of the wall is the bedroom and bathroom.

I request all opinions and suggestions on this as I need the most economical and efficient heating solution possible. Are there dual heating/AC window units available ? baseboard heating? Please send me your ideas.

HMG

BV001964

02:35AM | 08/31/13
I am in the same situation, and have narrowed the solution down to elecrtric garage heaters. The G73 by new air claims to heat 500 sq ft. There are no fossil fules to worry about, no open flames, no red glowing dish like elements ( saw them at costco ), and as long as this particular model is hard wired to a dedicated 30 amp breaker, there is no safety concerns.

think outside the box, there are alwasy unconventional ideas and solutions.

good luck
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