Clearance around A/C return


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Old 04-10-11, 11:39 AM
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Clearance around A/C return

I have a return in the living room and one in the laundry room. I bought a new "L" type desk that is open on the underside (no back panel going to the floor). How close can i get to my A/C return without causing problems? I don't have to put it near the return but that is the best location.

Mitch
 
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Old 04-10-11, 12:57 PM
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The top and 2 sides of your clearance should at least match the square inches of your filter.
 
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Old 04-10-11, 04:42 PM
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Great question. I'm happy to see someone giving this some thought.

On one service call, the customer placed a wooden storage trunk directly in front of the air return. The space was less than one half inch between the grill and the trunk.
 
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Old 04-11-11, 01:45 AM
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Houston204 -- thanks for the reply. I'll keep that in mind when re-arranging my living room.

jim-connor -- thanks for the compliment. Don't want to overwork my A/C.
 
 

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