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Air conditioning vents

smudgie@1005 | Posted in General Questions on

Dear Mr. Holladay,

I sent an email to you (see below) and you replied but when I opened your reply it disappeared. Would you be willing to reply again.

Hello Mr. Holladay, – air conditioning vent

My house is located in central Florida. It is a two story house and has additional vents in the hallway and each bedroom. All but one shoots out cold and the other shoots out hot (right in the circulation path to the thermostat).They are and are facing the walls. I was told to by a friend to cover the one that shoots hot air so it doesn’t keep the thermostat running.

Is this safe to cover it up or is the hot vent meant to do this?

Why were they installed, facing the walls, and why is one shooting out hot air?

Thank you for your time with my concern.



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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    You have posted your question twice. Here is a link to the first post -- the page that includes my answer: Air conditioning fans.

    If you have any follow-up questions, you should post them there -- on the same page where you posted your first question.

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