||08-18-2007 08:23 PM
Heating duct question
Can anyone tell me why homes are designed so that the heating/ac floor vents are underneath windows? Does anyone else think this is a most unefficient method? It seems to me it would be much more energy efficient to have the vents come up next to an inside wall rather than an outside wall. In the case of my kitchen, the only vent is right in front of a large sliding glass door. It's not so much of a problem in the winter since the door is sealed fairly well. However, in summer we have to close the vertical blinds in order for any cold air coming from the vent not to be cancelled out by the late afternoon sun. So the choice is to have a sunny room that is hot or a dark room that is cool. Doesn't make sense.