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tgaliano
split level heat/air problem

Should I install damper in duct to increase/decress air flow and pressure.

Timothy Miller
Re: split level heat/air problem

Sure,but what problem are you having? Is it one room? Have you tried adjusting the register openings? A poor mans methode i used years agao was to put tinfoil on the bottom side of the registers to control how much air they could let out. Adequate cold air returns?

tgaliano
Re: split level heat/air problem
tgaliano wrote:

Should I install damper in duct to increase/decress air flow and pressure.

Timothy Miller wrote:

Sure,but what problem are you having? Is it one room? Have you tried adjusting the register openings? A poor mans methode i used years agao was to put tinfoil on the bottom side of the registers to control how much air they could let out. Adequate cold air returns?

I'm a first time user. Dont know if this will work on the BB the basic problem is I don't have much air flow from the lower level parts of my home

NEC
Re: split level heat/air problem

Hot air rises and cold air drops……..

If you do not have dampers on the registers and can not afford them then Tim offers a great suggestion with the foil.

I live in an open floor plan two story with one return on the main level. I close the registers upstairs in the winter and open them on the main level. Just the opposite in the summer. I also have a few paddle fans that have been on 24/7 since I have lived here. They blow air up in the winter and down in the summer. I am installing a couple more this spring before the heat of summer……….. No AC for me this year.

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