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  • Oct 29, 2007, 08:13 AM
    Cold Air Returns
    We had a brand new home built by a local contractor and they did not put any cold air return vents in the basement? Is this OK?
  • Oct 29, 2007, 08:23 AM
    If the basement is unfinished, then it's fine. Any liveable space should have the cold air returns. Actually you should have 2 returns in each room ( I believe a few rooms are excluded: Bath, utility?), a hot air return (AC) located near the ceiling and a cold air return (Heat) located at the floor. These should have the ability to be opened and closed easily to switch between heating and cooling modes.

    A basement is generally "not liveable" unless it is finished. e.g. a recreation room.

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