Re: How many air returns or can I remove one during a kitchen remodel
I find it unusal there is a *return* in the kitchen --- supply yes, but a return ?!? Normally up here the two rooms that don't get returns are bathrooms and kitchens.
Originally Posted by Rotinaj
Be it as it may be -- it isn't a good idea just to remove and block off any ducting -- especially a return. This upsets the balance of air flow which would affect the heating / cooling of other areas. Returns are especially important since return air supplies the amount of air to be circulated. This could be really noticable with the A/C evap coil freezing up since the return air volume has decreased.
It would be best to relocate it out of the way --- perhaps in a near by wall.
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