Question about cooling our basement a bit
We have a small, poured basement. Most of what's under the house is a 4' crawl space. I wish our basement were deeper, because it doesn't stay that cool. We also have a pressure tank, water heater, water softener and a geothermal furnace in this small space. The basement is about 10'x12'.
My husband has alot of nice wine in the basement, and used to have a window a.c. in the opening between the basement and the crawl space. But that became quite a hassle, and it stayed pretty cool without it for a number of years.
But now there's this heat wave and its too warm down there.
Question: We have central air and there are a couple ducts in the basement. Can we open a small section in one of those to let a bit of a.c. into the basement, and then close it up for winter? I was thinking of somehow cutting 3 sides of a square out and just pulling the aluminum down.........or.....could we put a couple small holes in it that could be easily plugged later??
Just curious if this is a reasonable course of action.
Thanks for your help.