Low or high for HVAC return vent?
In Minneapolis Zone 6 my general contractor and his HVAC sub insist that the proper return vent location is high on the wall near the ceiling. This seems counterintuitive as heat rises wouldn’t I want the returns low to circulate. As the supply heat enter to room and rises the return vent would draw that warm air back down. The opposite would be true when running our AC but we only run the AC for about 1 month and the furnace runs from at least October through March.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 1:36 PM ET
Other Questions in Mechanicals
Confused,, We are in the process of remodeling a home in upper NH. We have used Zip R on the exterior sheeting, Zip board on the roof sheeting and foamed the interior to R27 wall and R38 roof. We were ready to install radiant floor heat using warm board b
Detailing flashing, waterproofing, and the various layers of exterior roof insulation and at the valleys and sidewalls