Basement and Upper Floor Heating

Central heating systems are not capable of providing special heating needs to different parts of the house. Basements, upper floors, rooms over garages, and those with special features, may not receive the required amount of heat. Some adjustments are possible through the use of larger ducts, duct fans, and the adjustment of duct baffles.

A secondary heating system may be required in such areas in order to assist the work of the furnace. A wall mounted electric zone heater with its own thermostat can be used in such locations.

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