Cooling A Room - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

cooling a room

We have no crawl space in our living room in sw fl. No place for insulation. Ceiling beams are attached to plywood attached to shingles. Ac runs constantly but doesnt cool the room. The rest of the house stays cool. Two ac units. Will an attic fan work to pull the hot air out of throom, very high ceilings(20 ft approx), without pulling the cool air out.


bigbuddy123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 34,587
Rewards Points: 14,306

Got a picture?
Trying to figure out what that ceiling looks like.


joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 654
Rewards Points: 610

Consider installing a drop ceiling and adding insulation on top of it.

NOTE: Cold air is heavier than warm air and should stay at lower level of room, however an exhaust fan could drag it out. If you were going to try it.. In this case ...SIZE definitely matters! However, I will defer to the pros out there. especially those with Southern experience.
techpappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
An old Tradesmen
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 34,599
Rewards Points: 8,184

In order to exhaust air. more air has to come inside. Which you would have to pay to cool.

As above, might want to consider installing a drop ceiling and insulating it.
beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insulating a cold/well room? Lynch Building & Construction 23 07-25-2014 02:49 PM
AC blowing cold but not cooling the room DanStone HVAC 23 03-19-2012 08:59 AM
How big should a mechanical/utility room be? reveriereptile Building & Construction 30 03-14-2012 08:11 AM
Aprilaire cooling furnace room terrytiredcold HVAC 0 06-07-2011 07:05 PM
Vents from boiler room RammsteinNicCage HVAC 3 03-11-2009 07:28 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1