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    I figure another vent should be installed in the...

    I figure another vent should be installed in the kitchen. I would rather have more warm air there for two reasons, 1) the air already gets pulled away because of the return on the other side of the...
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    I switched the blower back to the manufacturer...

    I switched the blower back to the manufacturer recommended, didn't want to take a chance with it at the low speed.

    To answer some questions:

    It passed inspection.

    I Did not receive the...
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    The energy audit is happening next week, was able...

    The energy audit is happening next week, was able to get a groupon for a great deal, I want to see how tight these new energy star houses really are. Because I doubt it's any tighter than my parents...
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    OK, I noticed the HVAC guy today changed the...

    OK, I noticed the HVAC guy today changed the blower speed, so I looked in the specs to see what CFM it was this evening and noticed it said the speed was only for cooling. So from experience, can it...
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    It has nothing to do with the sun, I can tell you...

    It has nothing to do with the sun, I can tell you that because only two rooms are affected by that and I know the difference there. This is just down right cold in the kitchen end of the great room...
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    Evenly heated household

    I moved into a new house in Nov, and since then I have been trying to get things straightened out. One of the issues is the temperature difference across the house.

    In a professionals opinion, how...
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    I said "i want to do it myself" I am an engineer,...

    I said "i want to do it myself" I am an engineer, these are the types of things we like to do... Figure things out. I am planning on having a contractor come in to see what they think still and...
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    I have it planned out so vents can be near the...

    I have it planned out so vents can be near the floor or ceiling. I figured the main room will have two near the exterior walls in the ceiling and two near the floor in interior walls, Ceiling return....
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    House was finished in November 2012. So system is...

    House was finished in November 2012. So system is brand new, but Not the most happiest with the system. It is Single stage system I will be doing more research for the next house.

    As for...
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    Thanks for quick replies, I'm not worried about...

    Thanks for quick replies, I'm not worried about a/c, heat rises, and the back of the basement where most windows are faces the north.

    I'm an engineer (not HVAC) so naturally I have been doing...
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    Zone or no zone Basement

    We have a 1550 sq ft walkout ranch in West Michigan, currently basement is unfinished, looking to finish in the near future. It would add two bedrooms, bathroom and very good sized lower great room...
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    Thanks for the reply If they have to stay......

    Thanks for the reply

    If they have to stay... is there a way to block some of the cold air?

    Does putting 90 degree elbows into a J or U at the bottom of the vent work to block the cold?
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    Cold Air through Fresh Air Vents

    I hope this isn't a recent duplicate, I've been searching a while and can't find good answers.

    Info:
    Just built new house in Michigan with 92% efficiency furnace, gas power vent water heater and...
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