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Heating issue

Craig1978 Member Posts: 1
Just found out after 2 years of renting here I've been heating the basement and I'm not required to in the lease what should I do I wondered why my heat was kicking on so much and my heating bill was high for just a two bedroom apartment


    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,828
    Are you saying there's a thermostat in the basement?
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,780
    The basement is subterranean , low heat loss . Upstairs with outdoor walls and windows has the higher heat loss in the zone ... I alway recommend turning on the basement zone , The heat working its way up warms the floors ....
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,941
    Hmmm. The basement? Check the language in your rental agreement.
    If by chance there is a valve on that radiator, you might shut it off.
    I understand your concern that you would like all the heat in the conditioned space but there is a reason the radiator was installed there.
    I would find out the reason why if any before doing anything else.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,660
    For what it's worth the cost to heat a building has absolutely nothing to do with the quantity of bedrooms.
    You could have a 3 bedroom 800sqft apartment or a 1 bedroom 2000 sqft apartment.

    Also, most of the heat you put into a basement ends up in the building above it.
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  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,780
    Pick your battles ...
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all