View Full Version : vents better on floor or ceiling
12-15-2005, 10:37 PM
i am rehabing a house that has vents on floor, but i am going to put a new wood floor and do not want to have limitations on where to put my furniture, any ideas please
12-15-2005, 10:41 PM
Floor registers typically perform better than sidewall registers particularly when you use under large windows and sliders.
Dave in NJ
12-15-2005, 10:45 PM
Floor registers work better for heating and ceiling registers work better for cooling , I would say if you want to save the wood floors try installing ceiling supplies with low sidewall returns in every room (except no returns in kitchen or bath)
12-15-2005, 11:20 PM
if i put low wall returns, will it suck all the cold air out in summer?
12-15-2005, 11:36 PM
No because you will have an even throw of air.
The air will be pulled through the return evenly...hence the high & low set-up.
I don't know what you mean "suck the cold air out in the summer"
You want the air-exchange through the system.
That's basically what your heating & cooling system is an air exchanger, the goal is "transfer" whether it be heating or cooling.
12-15-2005, 11:45 PM
listen to 2hot2 he is right on...
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