Pushing air down toward the floor


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Old 01-25-16, 11:24 AM
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Pushing air down toward the floor

Hello everyone,
I have an issue of where hot air is not pushed down to the floors as the registers are high on the wall. As the law says, hot air rises and cold air drops. During the winter months we don't have enough heat in the house. Since the registers are higher up on the wall all the air pretty much gets suck to ceiling area. I also have the intake on the wall on top of the closet door. So it seems like air pushed out of the registers gets sucked right back in via the intake.

Is there anyway i can redirect the air dowards?
 
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Old 01-25-16, 11:27 AM
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Maybe you could install or run a ceiling fan to better circulate the air.
 
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Old 01-25-16, 11:39 AM
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Where is the furnace located, above or below?

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Old 01-25-16, 11:43 AM
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Thanks. Furnace is located on the same floor in a Living room closet along with hot water boiler.

@NorthMaine...I would have to run new electrical lines for a fan. I am trying to do it a low budget.
 
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Old 01-25-16, 11:45 AM
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What you have doesn't sound extraordinary. In many 2-story homes with forced air, the upper floor registers are on the ceiling. The same often applies to homes on a slab. As NorthMaine suggested, ceiling fans should help.
 
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Old 01-25-16, 11:59 AM
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Do the Air Deflector on the vents work?
 
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Old 01-25-16, 12:07 PM
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We are having a similar issue in the newly renovated building I work in. The geniuses who did the HVAC work thought it was a good idea to have the first floor be heated by 3 vents coming off the main duct for that floor that terminate about 20' above the space to be heated... The building is an open concept loft style building where the second floor looks down onto the first.

While we are dying of heat upstairs, people downstairs are freezing.
 
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Old 01-25-16, 12:54 PM
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The deflectors will help, but doubt they will get the hot air all the way down. You could try some regular fans directed upward to help circulate the warm air down. A 4' pedestal fan that oscillates would be my starting point.

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