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Boiler room heats up my finished basement

5 years ago


I have a finished basement, and the facilities (boiler/water tank/etc area) are finished off in their own room with an access door.

The facilities room gets hot (86 degrees) due to all of the exposed pipes going from the boiler (Buderus) to about 5-6 different systems that need hot water - the hot water tank, radiant heat, hot water to various zones. Some of them are very hot to the touch.

This heats up the rest of the basement, causing the air conditioning to kick in.

I have read that insulating and sealing this room is not a good idea due to ventilation and having an even hotter room. I have also read that insulating the pipes might help, but would probably only delay the heat transfer from the pipes to the air.

Any suggestions ?



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