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msajeep 11-13-2007 01:12 PM

Cold Room
 
Hello, any suggestions on the best way to increase airflow in one room. My bedroom is the furthest away from the heater, and doesn't seem to get enough airflow. Most of the other rooms in the house are good, but this room just does not get warm enough. If I turn up my thermostat to make that room warm enough, the rest of the house is way too hot. I have a gas forced air through ducts.

scorrpio 11-13-2007 02:07 PM

Most registers have adjustable baffles. Close up the registers in other rooms a bit, and open them in this room wide open.

msajeep 11-13-2007 05:51 PM

That has been tried and didn't do much, any other thoughts or products that can help?

nikko4 11-13-2007 06:24 PM

hi
 
I believe they make small fans....called "boosters" that fit inside the ductwork wired to the furnace going to that paticular room. That will increase the airflow in that room a lot.

undone 11-13-2007 07:24 PM

Dampers suck
 
Nikko4 has the right idea. What I've done in these situations though, is use a timer to allow the booster to run during the day time. Or, because most boosters draw such low amps, it wouldn't hurt to let it run all the time. This will cause a "mixing" effect; Air is drawn into the boosted duct from all ducts creating more of a balance throughout.

tyler101 11-13-2007 09:26 PM

Here are a couple different options. http://www.espenergy.com/booster_fans.htm

msajeep 11-14-2007 06:21 AM

Thanks for the replies, that seems like a good idea. Here's my question, where does this have to be placed in the duct? The problem is, that I have finshed and drywalled my basement , so I don't have access to the duct from below, only from right in the room.


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