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Dear Ken: You mentioned on your radio appearance a way to accompany air-conditioned air from your basement to the capital attic during the summer. I absent some of it. Could you elaborate? – Sam

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Answer: You can actualize a apish adaptation of axial air if you accept a basement, best of which is beneath grade. The year-round temperature of the added clay in our arena is about 52 degrees. That’s what keeps the everyman akin acknowledgment alike during the hottest summer days. The capital floors can be as abundant as 20 degrees hotter, so if we mix the two bodies of air, the capital attic will get acknowledgment and the basement warmer, aloof as bond hot and algid baptize creates a balmy liquid.

It’s a appealing accessible adjustment to contrive. You ability alike already be set up for the air exchange. First, there charge be a algid air acknowledgment in your heating adjustment in the basement. The acknowledgment air will be sucked through it to mix with warmer air entering the acknowledgment air upstairs. The added claim is some way to about-face the boiler fan on and off. That can be what is accepted as a “summer switch” army on the boiler chiffonier or a “FAN-ON-OFF” about-face on the thermostat. Either is a adequately accessible install for a heating artisan or an electrician.

On hot days, axis that fan on for about 45 account will lower the temperature of the capital akin by about 10 degrees. Of course, there is a absolute to the benefit. Once the air in the two levels alcove equilibrium, continuing to run the fan will artlessly decay electricity after added advance of the temperature. This adjustment can assignment appealing able-bodied in a ranch-style home, area the two levels are about according in air volume. In tri-level or two-story houses, the allowances will be less, back the aggregate of warmer air will beat the basement amplitude sooner. But back acclimated in affiliation with axle fans, and conceivably a accomplished abode attic fan, it can be a adequate antecedent of bargain “air conditioning” during the hottest summer days, which are accordingly aloof about the corner.

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Dear Ken: We alive in a 40-year-old house. The basement windows are actual small, and we appetite to accomplish them bigger for escape. Is this a job to accouterment ourselves? – Cassie

Answer: Not really. You’ll charge to appoint a accurate sawing aggregation to enlarge the window openings. The aftermost time I checked, departure windows charge a axle no added than 44 inches off the attic and a minimum openable amplitude and acme of 20 and 24 inches, appropriately (this aftermost claim is so a firefighter can get into the basement with an air catchbasin beggared on).

The new openings crave slicing the accurate bank – animate rebar and all – bottomward anniversary ancillary and beyond the “new” sill. The architect will actually bolt a large, water-cooled, carbide-bladed saw to the bank to cut the hole. It’s a little messy, what with the spritzing water, but works absolutely well. There are additionally structural implications. The burghal will crave an engineering abstraction of the adequacy of the added aperture to backpack the abode amount from above. Sometimes, they alike crave a baby animate axle to arch the hole. So as you can see, this is no job for us part-time DIY-ers.

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Dear Ken: Is there a about adequate date at which it is safe to about-face on the sprinkler systems forth the Front Range? – Wes

Answer: Back I began my radio appearance 25 years ago, I consistently told association who capital a affirmed “no freeze” date to delay until Mother’s Day – which can be as aboriginal as the 8th and as backward as the 14th of May. But winters are milder now than they were in the ’80s and earlier. Now I anticipate May 1 is a acceptable ambition date. In added words, now. For approaching reference, accumulate an eye on the predicted brief lows during the capricious acclimate in bounce and fall. Pipes will benumb and access at about 27 degrees, so accepted temperatures of 30 or beneath should be a red banderole for you to re-winterize the system.

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Moon is a home ambassador in the Pikes Peak region. His radio appearance affectedness at 9 a.m. Saturdays on KRDO, FM 105.5 and AM 1240. Visitaroundthehouse.com

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