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Should I add Ductwork to a Three-Season Room to Use it Year-Round?

By Forquer Heating
September 27, 2017 Category • Ductwork, Heating, Cooling

Making the best use of all the spaces in your home often leads to a common question - Should I add ductwork to a three-season room to make it usable year-round? Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer. Quite simply, the answer is that it depends. But this does not help you, does it? Lets look at a few factors which come into play when making this decision. Insulation Oftentimes, in older three-season rooms, windows are abundant and insulation is lacking. These features leave plenty of room for energy leaks. In short, the structure was just not designed for comfort in extreme temperatures. Adding ductwork to this type of room would likely disappoint. High heating and cooling requirements accompany the lack of insulation and the common single-paned window. The bottom-line is that the room would be cold in the winter and warm in the summer. If, however, a year-round retreat is your hearts desire, you have options. Investing in a window upgrade and pumping insulation into

Cooling the third floor

By Jim Forquer Jr.
April 08, 2016 Category • Cooling

Question: I live in a dormer type home (the ceiling is the roof pitch of the house) in Cuyahoga Falls. I have air conditioning, but it is still very hot up there all summer. Is there anything I can do with my current air conditioner to make the upstairs cooler? Answer: A dormer is one of the hardest types of homes to condition, particularly in the summer. Unfortunately there is not a whole lot you can do with your current air conditioner in that type of home. We run into so many of these homes (particularly in Cuyahoga Falls) and they all have to deal with this. The first floor is always great but that upstairs dormer is so hot. At the very least, try to damper off some of the supply registers downstairs and make sure every supply register upstairs is wide open. My guess is you have already done this! Be sure not to close off too much downstairs as you will risk freezing up your system. The most ideal option would be to look into a ductless HVAC system. This relatively new technology

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