06:33PM | 01/31/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
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Ok so i bought a condo in chicago over the summer. Winter comes around and it is now freezing in the room downstairs. I have central air heating/ac the ducts come from the ceiling. I had a heating guy come look and he says that their isnt enough forced air coming out since the person who did the heating probably made the ducts go around the whole condo and that the furnace probably cant force enough air to get to the bottom unit since it was installed upstairs instead of downstairs...... what do i do? Get a space heater, or install some fans in the ducts to force more air out. Please help i have no idea what to do.


09:18PM | 01/31/05
Member Since: 01/31/05
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is there any air at all coming out of the ducts downstairs? there is the possibility that the heating/ac system was balanced in the past. which means that metal plates(like open/close valves) were installed in certain ducts to allow for more or less air in certain areas. you might want to consult an hvac or ventilation specialist.

check to see if the blower motor is a 3 speed or variable speed motor and that its on the highest speed.

ckeck the BTU rating to see if its sized right, aproximately 25BTU per square foot of space.

unfortunately, the last two things require that you can actually get to the unit to get the name and model #and btu rating
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