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insulating basement ceiling below adjacent unheated areas

insulating basement ceiling below adjacent unheated areas


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Old 12-30-18, 05:52 AM
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insulating basement ceiling below adjacent unheated areas

We have two areas accessible from our basement (where the furnace and other stuff is located such as water heater, water softener, washer dryer etc) that are below unheated spaces. One is our Sun Room (2 1/2 season) and one is our breezeway (totally unheated). i want to reinsulate the ceilings of these areas. the space is tight but accessible. The current insulation is infested and needs to come down.
I plan on 8" batts of fiberglass with paper but what side should the paper face?
FYI we heat the sun room in the fall and spring if necessary but it gets plenty of good sun. We make no attempt to heat the breezeway and it is usually pretty cold in winter. Our water heater uses a heat pump which dehumidifies the entire basement including the two areas in question.
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Old 12-30-18, 06:01 AM
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that are below unheated spaces
Paper always faces the heated area!
 
 

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