Forced air register placement
I’ve read a fair bit about register placement but most of it seems to be relatively old (5 years or more) and I would love to hear an updates discussion (debate?) about the best practices today.
All of my registers are placed on exterior walls, generally under windows. They are all the “baseboard” style, which means the duct boot is installed in a floor cutout and a triangular metal register directs the air.
Being in a heating climate this was traditionally considered the best approach for comfort reasons. However, it also means that on the second floor the ductwork must be run inside an exterior wall with all the associated tradeoffs.
With our renovation project we will have the opportunity to move ductwork around and I would like to hear what the current thinking is on this. I’m also curious about using true wall registers instead of baseboard registers.
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