Converting attic -- heating options?

Old 01-14-04, 08:21 AM
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Finishing attic -- heating options?


I have a colonial with a great attic (high slope) that I will be finishing.

Our house is forced hot/cold air -- so.... what options do I have for bringing heat / AC up to the attic? I have a small duct that actually comes up into the attic to provide heat to a bathroom underneath (that bathroom has a heating vent in it's ceiling). However, since I'm finishing the entire attic, this obviously seems WAY too underpowered, and would be dependant on that zone being on, etc. etc. etc.

So, the options as I see them are...

(1) Find a way to get a large trunk up to the attic. I have no idea how I would do this. Disadvantage: No idea how. Advantage: Heat and AC! Yippee!

(2) Go with hot water. --- but of course I only have a hot water heater -- no real boiler/furnace, so I would have to install a new system in basement just to run the attic -- but I could at least get a pipe upstairs, that should be do-able. Or, install boiler in attic? Hmm. Disadvantage: NO AC. Advantage: Easy heating if done.

(3) Go with electric heaters in the two rooms up there. Disadvantage: costly bills. Advatantage: easy

Any other options, or comments on the options I listed?


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Old 01-14-04, 02:13 PM
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Lightbulb HEAT PUMP

Read my other post on the heat for up there. ED

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