I have a trilevel with an electric forced air furnace in the lower level. Lots of heat comes to the main floor, but virtually none to the other levels. Even with the registers closed in the rest of the house virtually no hot air comes upstairs. My furnace maintenence person told me that there is no way to diagnose or fix this problem without tearing the walls apart. Does anyone have any more helpful, less expensive ideas?
Installing dampers might help. The registers alone, don't function as a damper because they are on the end of a run. With dampers you will be able to adjust the air flow right at the source, the plenum or supply trunk.
You need to find a contractor who is experienced in TAB work. That is Testing Adjusting and Balancing. They can take air readings at different places to find out where the air is going. They can look at your equipment to see if it is sufficient to do what you require. There are many avenues to air flow related problems. There are no quick fixes. Start to find a contractor by looking here. Good luck.
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