I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!
Yep --- I spend enough time in hotels and those A/C / heaters are crappy for air flow.
"" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
Quote from Rdesigns
Remember that the supplies drive the system; their velocity throws air out in a pattern that is determined by the configuration of the register, and the function of the return is actually nothing more than pressure relief of total volume of air that the supply builds up.
In order to properly heat a room you have to get the cold air out, otherwise your just dumping warm air on cold and not getting the proper heating your looking for.
The same goes for dumping cold air on warm with A/C, you have to get the warm air out, only other difference is you have dehumidification as the warm air is pulled back. The pressure relief is definitely a factor but not the "nothing more than" that you talk of by a long shot.
Last edited by Sten; 01-15-2010 at 11:42 PM.
Why not locate your furnace in the attic, that would solve all your problems. There would be no carrying stick to get in the way and you could put your supplies towards the outside wall and your returns towards the inside wall.
If that's not an option then they do run ductwork on outside walls, but it is always insulated. It's not the best way but it is done quite often, unless you have closets you can use. Good Luck!!!
Oh Yeah, seal your ductwork also, LOL