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Old 01-07-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Closing a couple of registers this winter.


We have one room which is 3 degrees cooler than the rest of our home during the winter. I have closed one small register in the adjacent walk-in-closet, and one small one in the adjacent bathroom to take the edge off in that bedroom. We have an electric HVAC and heat pump with 17 total registers. I understand that closing too many registers can cause damage, but what about 2 out of 17? Thanks for any advice.

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i see no real problem..... check t.d. before and after closing..... electric not as fussy as gas......

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i see no real problem..... check t.d. before and after closing..... electric not as fussy as gas......
Thanks, what is t.d, and how do I check it?
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difference between supply and return air..... use a thermometer.... as I said electric not as fussy....go for it
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Probably won't hurt. Would be better off adding another supply to that room, or may be a return.
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Another option is to use a register booster. I used two in a room which is an addition at my house and it made a gigantic difference.
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If that one room is 3 degrees cooler than others, I would be looking at return issues, or any leaks through outside wall outlets, along with windows leaking air pass the frames. Even just a section of insulation can cause cool air to radiate off of the drywall.
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difference between supply and return air..... use a thermometer.... as I said electric not as fussy....go for it
I have a similar problem. What do you mean elect. not as fussy as bad. Also when checking supply and return temps what am I looking for?

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