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cold floors

Posted By: wis
Sunday, 19 November 2000, at 5:54 p.m.

We have an old house in NorthEast US. For years we had insulation on basement ceiling (under first floor). This never really prevented our floors from still being cold. We recently took down insulation as a result of suggestion to heat basement by adding several radiators (we have radiators throughout the house) and then floors would be warmer. Our basement is VERY cold in the winter. Does this make sense?

We have a stone foundation and I'm thinking a lot of cold air is getting in where the foundation meets the walls of the house. We have tried insulating in these areas too, but floors are still cold. Do you think installing radiators in the basement makes sense, or is this a more complex thing?

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