I'm finishing my basement. Is there any benefit to bringing the vents from the basement ceiling to the ground after I finish framing?

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Not really. Historically, registers and radiators have been by windows since in cold climates, they're the biggest sources of heat loss and discomfort. With the advent of Low-E double and triple pane windows, this concern is greatly diminished. That said, unless there's a problem with your ductwork, I don't see any advantage to moving the ducts.

  • I personally like 'em up high; that way they can't get blocked by furniture and stuff. – BillDOe Jun 6 '15 at 0:25

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