Forced hot air furnace too hot up - toocold down.
Hi guys. I'm not there (Scarsdale,NY) but my wife says the upstairs vents are blowin hot and downstairs cool. It's so hot upstairs at nite she's opening the windows (duh?) but hey, like I siad I'm not there. Going home for Xmas and will give it all a good look and report back. Told her to close the upstairs vents and that should divert more heat downstairs. She can't, they're stuck open. :confused: Swell. Guess I'll put in new smooth working vents when I get there. It's a one zone system, about 20 years old, oil fired and combined with central AC. Any ideas why there's not equal heat from all vents? Could it be duct blockage? Appreciate any advice before I get there so I can make a more informed analysis. Cheers and best regards, Ric from the UN in Budapest.
Forced hot air furnace too hot up - too cold down.
Thanks Jim. Will advise my wife to check for dampers in the ducts in the cellar and if found, ensure they're open. With that and new smoother working registers in the rooms we should solve the problem. Will come back once in NY and have a better idea of the situation. Have a happy holiday. Cheers, Ric.
Follow-up to "Forced hot air furnace too hot up - too cold down."
Hi guys. Just returned from 3 weeks in NY and PA. Got the heat distribution sorted at home. As advised, it was a combination of things (isn't it always?). Thanks Jad for the dampers in the basement galvinized ducts idea. Also got all the registers upstairs working smoothly with a bit of WD-40 and elbow grease. Better overall control of the heat now and quite liveable.
Also had the ductwork super sucked clean. Made an immediate difference in the air delivery of a 20 year old system. Worth the $375 it cost for a full half-day's work for two guys. Then had a chimney cleaner come who of course said I needed a new SS liner for the furnace...right. Wanted his $40 cleaning to become a $1300 new job. Not on my time, thanks. I know the chimney and it's fine, so no thanks for a new liner.
New question. Can I convert the current forced hot air fuel oil burner system to radiators and keep the ductwork for the AC? We hate the drying forced hot air but like the central AC.
Took a few days and re-insulated the exterior doors and made sure all the crappy dg windows now close well. Also finalized the contract for the "Florida" room to replace the deck. In the snow, gotta have vision.
Will return with more, I'm sure. Cheers and happy New Year, Ric.