Air return in basement

Old 07-05-12, 06:35 PM
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Air return in basement

My basement is freezing . My house is a two story and the upstairs is warm even though it is getting good air flow. I noticed that there is no air return in the basement and it is like a freezer down there. Would a air return down there fix it as it would draw the air in and push it to the rest of the
Old 07-06-12, 06:11 AM
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Welcome to the forums. I moved your question into its own thread to increase visibility.

Do you have vents in the basement?
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Based on my personal experience, another possibility is that you may have a leaky vent connection off the main, dumping cold air into the basement.

Grab a flashlight and check all branches in the basement to see if there is a loose connection. Once found, apply some mastic to seal it off
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You will need to supply more information to get an answer. Does the basement have heat supply vents, is there any return air vents, is there a makeup outside air duct going into the basement, is the basement finished and insulated or unfinished concrete?

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