Cold air returns in my basement


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Old 05-24-11, 08:37 AM
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Cold air returns in my basement

I'm in the final stages of completing my basement development and I have a quick question about my cold air return. I planned for the cold air return to vent into the family room but I question if I should have it vent into the bedroom as well (they share a wall).

Is this overkill?
 
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Old 05-24-11, 08:51 AM
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Keep in mind that noise can travel quite easily through return air ducts. If this is not a problem then I think you are asking if both rooms should have a return air connection, and if so, the answer is yes.
 
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Old 05-24-11, 09:21 AM
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I'm a big believer in circulating as much air as possible so I would put them just about anywhere you can. That said, Furd is correct - air circulation also means noise circulation.
 
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Old 05-24-11, 11:52 AM
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Hmmm.... With that being said, I won't vent on both sides of the wall. I would ideally like to have one more in the basement. How hard is it to vent another return?
 
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Old 05-24-11, 02:30 PM
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How hard is it to vent another return?
Depends entirely on the access to the room you want to install the RA register and where the main RA duct is located. You may want to run any new returns directly to the furnace return plenum as residential installations are notorious for having inadequate returns.
 
 

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