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The problem with tract home split levels

Posted by Harold on February 8th, 2003 06:34 PM
In reply to Bi-Level Heating problem by Tim Arone on February 8th, 2003 03:16 PM [Go to top of thread]

It was popular for decades, especially 1960 to 1970 to put the ductwork for the lower level along the ceiling and blow air down from registers in them with a return for the furnace at the wall to the laundry room. You can never get heat down from the ceiling level to the floor. A lot of people thought they could get it warm with a fireplace - big investment - no success. the answer to comfort is to install a boiler to run baseboard around the cold floor slab in the lower level and install a hot water coil in the furnace and use it as a blower for cooling and heat for the rest of the houss.

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