Ducting Question

Old 09-20-02, 02:48 PM
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Hi, Love all the reading here!! My dh is heating/air tech (big tonage for industrial, no duct experience) He would like to know if there is a way to divert air flow. The problem is our bedroom (with the unit right under the window) is COLD!!!! But as you go down the hall and into the great room, the air is cold from vents, but the room is not as cool as we would like it to be at all. Is there something we could do to divert some of the COLD from the br to the great room ducts?? The second ?? is how can duct work be ridded of mold?? Dh puts tablets in the condensing pan (outside in the unit) but dd still says she can smell mold in the vents. Is there a way for US to rid this problem?? Thanks in advance!! You all are wonderful resources!!
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Old 09-22-02, 07:17 AM
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Hello: Deb

I doubt the professionals replying in this forum fully understand the questions asked. Which is most likely why the questions remain unanswered.

dh? Dear Husband?
dd? Dear Daughter?
great room? Living room and or family room?

unit under the window?
You mean Register? baseboard unit? wall furnace? direct vent heater? actual heating unit under the window?

Kindly advise what type of heating unit this is and the location of the heating unit. Is the house a single story or multi-level house. How many rooms? Where is the intake return {cool air return} air register?

Please clearify the statements above & include specific heating appliance information. Doing so helps to explain the situation your dealing with in a manner that allows the professionals, in this forum, to offer the best possible helpful suggestions, solutions and advice.

Diverting air flow is more likely and easier accomplished by closing the shutters on the register vents if there are any. Not all register vents have adjustable built-in shutters.

Some forced air furnaces have preinstalled diverters in the ducting systems. Check the existing furnace ducting.

If the unit has baseboard units, closing off the hot water supply valves slightly will reduce the heat supplied to that specific unit. In the rooms that require more heat, opening the valves will allow more hot water into the unit, supplying more heat.

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