McGiever wrote:Do plan on using a blower/fan to force the air circuit thru duct.
It will not work passively to move either hot air down or cold air up...they can only move in those directions by applying suffient force.
Maybe you are saying something different, but the line to the basement is hooked to my stove which has a distribution blower pumping the air through constantly. It already raised the temp 11 degrees which is pretty good for even coming from the ceiling. And right now I'm only running the blower on low speed, and it's coming out pretty good.
Carbon12 wrote:Electric heaters in the basement for when you want to use the basement, would be the cheapest way of heating,.....short term. Or consider a used stoker with direct or power vent if no chimney access in basement.
I have baseboard electric heat down there right now, and it's hooked to a wireless honeywell programmable thermostat. Even with it set to only heat when needed, it raised my electric bill enough that I quit doing it. I ran it for one month straight and I think my bill was something like 130.00 extra bucks.... and my basement is insulated very well.