Furniture is blocking vents

Old 07-05-16, 01:12 PM
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Furniture is blocking vents

I recently looked at a home for sale that is approx 5 years old, has central a/c and propane heat delivered by the same ducting system. The relatively small living room as a large sectional that sits on top of the floor vents responsible for heating/cooling that room. The return is not obstructed. I would likely need to furnish the room in the same manner if I bought the house. How much of a negative impact does this have on effective heating/cooling? Thanks
Old 07-05-16, 01:17 PM
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It doesn't help but it may no be a huge problem - if they have the house furnished about the same way, see how that room feels compared to the rest of the house.
Old 07-05-16, 01:29 PM
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Maybe off in my thinking but choose furniture with at least short legs so it doesn't totally block the vent but instead air has a chance to flow out from under it.

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