Is return vent necessary in basement?

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Old 01-26-00, 08:33 PM
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I have a forced air gas furnace. I installed 3 vents in my newly finished basement. Do I need a return vent as well? All seems fine without it....
 
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Old 01-27-00, 03:53 AM
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Hi:BrianG


You will not need a return if you leave this area open to the rest of the house. However, if there is a door between this area and the rest of the house, leave it open as you would other doors in the house.

Closing a door in any room without a return will trap the cold air in that room and build back pressure. Therefore reducing the flow of warm incoming air from the registers.

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