adding new air return vent ?

Old 10-04-05, 07:07 AM
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Question adding new air return vent ?


I have a situation in my home where, in two of the bedrooms there seems to not be good circulation of air. the registers seem to blow a fair amount of air, both hot and cold into the rooms. But these two bed rooms always seem like they are warmer in the summer, or cooler in the winter, than the rest of the home.
( We live in Utah )
There is a return air register in the hall way outide these rooms. However, my wife likes to keep the door almost closed on these rooms at night when the kids are asleep. so I know it is not getting the kind of air movement it should.

I was noticing that our master bedroom has it's own return air register, and even though it has more windows than any other bed room in the house, it seems to maintain it's temperature, according to the set thermostate, better than the other rooms.

So is the return air register the solution for my other two rooms? Does anyone think it may help? In looking at the duct work in my unfinished basement, it would be a snap to extend the cold air return into these rooms. probalby only about 40.00 worth of materials to do it !

Just currious if anybody has any ideas or expirience something similar.. or any other ideas to maybe help improve the flow of air into these rooms..

Old 10-04-05, 07:15 AM
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Sounds like a good idea to me.
Old 10-04-05, 05:14 PM
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I had the same issue with ds's bedroom. All I did was cut his bedroom door at the bottom and left a gap of 3/4 inch. That allows the cooler air to be pulled out of the room into the exsisting return ducts.

A heck of alot cheaper and easier than adding duct work(which is almost impossible in the crawlspace under his bedroom. It was an addition)

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