all rooms are not heated/cooled equally


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Old 04-18-07, 09:24 AM
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all rooms are not heated/cooled equally

i have a fairly new home, 1300 sq. ft. single story, the inside a/c unit is in the attic and the duct work comes off and has 2 runs that go in opposite directions, 1 run cools all 3 bedrooms and the master bath, the other run cools the living room, foyer, dining room and kitchen (the other bathroom ductwork isnt hooked up, thats was another probably that i havent quit finished yet). basically 1 run cools 1 side of the house and the other run cools the other side. well the living room, dining room and kitchen side of the house get more air flow than the bedroom side of the house, actually you can put your hand close to the vent and hardly feel a thing, so that side is always cooler or warmer than the other side. im been trying to think of a way to balance both sides, i thought i could get bigger ductwork for the bedroom side or smaller ductwork for the living room, kitchen side, but that would be alot of work that i dont really want to do. i also thought of some kind of damper/valve but not really sure where i could put one. please help, any ideas would be great!! thanks.
 
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Old 04-18-07, 01:18 PM
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Are their dampers in the duct now? Id try closing some down a bit.
 
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Old 04-18-07, 06:27 PM
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no,i wish there was though
 
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Old 04-19-07, 05:16 AM
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You could put a damper in the main line going to the side that has all the air flow.
 
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thats what i thought id have to do....thanks
 
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Old 04-20-07, 09:25 PM
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Wink

Have you tried to close down the registers some that blow so hard????
 
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Old 04-21-07, 07:30 AM
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no i didnt try that. i put a damper in yesturday and seems to be working pretty good. thanks!
 
 

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