Re: Cold Basement
Part of the issue may depend on how well the basement walls are insulated , also , where the is furnace located.
Originally Posted by Ladyscout80
If the furnace is located in the basement then likely the heat supply vents are located in the ceiling. Depending on how many , the sizes , and if there are any return vents in the basement will impact on how well the warm air gets supplied and circulated.
If you were to move the thermostat into the basement and it is not well insulated along with poor air supply and circulation , there will still be a temperature difference except the upstairs will end up being too warm.
If all the other variables are good ( insulation and proper air supply and circulation ) then you might consider having the heating system zoned.
Basically, you would have a thermostat in both the basement and upper level that would be controlling a damper system for each zone. This way the furnace will supply warm air to each space independantly to satisfy each themostat.
Bottom line is --- you will never have both levels the same tempertaure with one thermostat on a different level.
As for carpet --- if you are 100 percent sure the water issue is resolved --- yes, carpet helps to provide an insulated floor surface.
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