10:38AM | 09/14/09
Member Since: 09/13/09
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We have a forced air heating system and are doing full renos in entertainment room at one end of the house including flooring. This room is often colder than other rooms. In it there are both a cold air return and a warm air register. Do we need the cold air return in the room? There are two cold air returns in central hallway of house. Also, what space is required around cold air return? Can it be as little as an inch or two under a cabinet?


08:00PM | 09/14/09
Member Since: 09/13/09
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Appreciate what you are saying re the same amount of air having to leave the duct and go back to the furnace. This ductwork was apparently put in after rest of hosue after additional room was put in. Think that has to factor into situation too. My questions haven't really been answered. Do we need the cold air return in the room? What space is required around cold air return? Can it be as little as an inch or two under a cabinet?


07:25PM | 09/15/09
Member Since: 09/13/09
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Thanks. Much appreciated. The door to the room is a sliding door that links to kitchen and will be open most of the time so I think we are ok that the returns in the hall should be able to handle it.


09:35PM | 05/19/13
My cold air returns are all on exterior walls in every room, I have recently located what I believe to be mold on window sills. Do I need to begin by moving the returns or does it not really matter where they are located?


05:09PM | 05/24/13
Member Since: 05/24/13
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I have a cold air return located ona wall at floor level in the main living area.
I want to install a book case on top a cabinate base that would be up against the wall where the cold air return is located.
The base cabinets would have shutter doors that would remain open so that the air return would not hopefully be obstructed.
Would this type of be sufficent so that the cold air flow would still be adequate.


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