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thecelticforge
Distributing heat throught the house

We have a wood stove in the front of the house; the front room gets very warm. However, we can't get much heat to the back of the house even with the central air fan on. I have thought about putting a return between the stove and the wall. Is this how it is done?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Distributing heat throught the house

Put a return in or near the ceiling where the hottest air is and have it louvered so it can be closed during cooling season.
Jack

thecelticforge
Re: Distributing heat throught the house
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Put a return in or near the ceiling where the hottest air is and have it louvered so it can be closed during cooling season.
Jack

Thanks Jack, I considered that option first. However, in this case it is not doable. :(

diychick
Re: Distributing heat throught the house

I'm not sure what a central air fan is. Have you considered a ceiling fan or is that the same thing?

Sten
Re: Distributing heat throught the house

Whats the layout of your house, where do your returns run, where is your air handler at ?

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