CMR Mechanical Ann Arbor

Finished Basement Ductwork

This is the correct way to finish a basement. It is extremely important to remember to include heating and cooling in your basement plans. Once the basement is finished it is hard to go back and do it again.

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The home had an existing 95% efficient furnace that was correctly sized for the space. The homeowner chose to zone the basement seperate from the main floor. A seperate supply trunk was installed to supply the basement duct system.
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The basement was framed as specified by the architect. The homeowner chose 2x4 walls with 1/2" foam insulation. This insulation also acted as the vapor barrier. Inside the 2x4 walls is a 6" round duct that transitions to oval. This oval duct will be hidden in the wall stud space.
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The outside 2x4 stud walls were filled with Roxul R-15 Insulation. The band joist was spray foamed. The comfort level in the basement and in the entire house will be improved by properly insulating the walls prior to installing the drywall.
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Installed in the the new basement supply and the existing main house supply are zone dampers. The dampers are controlled by a zoning board. the zoning board receives information from the thermostats and open and close as necessary.
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A Honeywell HE150 bypass humidifier was installed to increase humiditiy levels and decrease dry skin.
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The return air duct in the basement is ducted into the main return duct, the basement bedroom also has a return.

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