Hope all are doing well!
It has been a very busy past 2 months since moving in. We've gotten a lot of things taken care of by the builder, but there's one thing we still REALLY want taken care of.
Our master bedroom sits upstairs above the family room, and is about 15x15, has 2 small south facing windows, and 1 medium west facing window. The room also has a cathedral ceiling (v shaped, not vaulted). The temperature in this room is typically 7 degrees colder than the room immediately below it - even at nighttime. The room below it has lots of south-facing windows, so, daytime temperature difference isn't as surprising.
The house is all regulated by one thermostat, located on the wall between the kitchen and the family room. The master bedroom is fed by only 1 supply and 1 return duct. Though, the adjoining master BR walk-in closet has another supply, as does the master bathroom (both of which are 1/2 the size of the one in the MBR).
While the cold is quite frustrating, we're actually more worried about cooling the room - since heat rises.
Do you think an inducer fan in the supply duct would help? Would one also be needed in the return duct?
Any other suggestions?
I've been caulking up a storm around the trim of windows through-out the house. Blinds are going up in the next week or so... We tried closing the vents open in the basement to provide more airflow to the upstairs, but that didn't seem to help.
2nd floor (pretty close to final version):
1st floor (close to final version):
They supposedly did do load calculations, but couldn't run more duct to the MBR based on the floor plan I had made - not enough interior wall space to get another chase up to and down from that room... So, that was certainly my fault. Live and learn.
I know that they will need to do some additional work to make the right choice and configure it right - but, assuming the builder is not going to have them install any more ducts behind drywall, what might be some viable options that we might get the builder to pursue?