Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #280 – Heating – Basement Heating Vents

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Number 280, Close Basement Heating Vents. Why have your furnace push out heated air into your basement if you are not using your basement? Doing this wastes money spent on heating you do not use.

Sure, if your basement is finished and is used a lot, then this suggestion is not for you.

However, if you are like many people who use the basement for storage and maybe laundry, keep its ceiling vents closed so the heated air from the furnace goes to the areas of the home you do use.

INSTALL COST – Free INSTALL COMPLEXITY – Simple

FREQUENCY – Periodic FINANCIAL PAYBACK – Moderate

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