I prefer my Grandfather Rents, and I admit that their old farm house has a certain sense of charm to it, however I don’t prefer the inconsistent indoor air conditions. It doesn’t matter what season it is, you can’t expect to have the same air temperature from room to room at any given time. When the inevitable Wintertide freeze arrives in September, the gas oil furnace and wood stove run in tandem. The areas downstairs near the stove and in the rooms with air vents close to the air handler for the oil furnace are nice and toasty. But walk somewhere upstairs and you feel like you’ve walked outside. My Grandfather Rents have grown accustomed to this complication and get by on a part oil furnace setup in their upstairs living room and an additional one running in the adjacent bathroom. But the walk from the living room door, through the hallway, and down the stairs to the hot first floor is certainly frigid. I did some research on ways to improve my Grandfather Rents’ Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan to make it more efficient and have better heat distribution in the Wintertide and cool air in the summer. I learn that you can install dampers in ventilation systems that control how much treated air is sent to each individual room. For instance, if more of your heart is getting lost in the room closest to the oil furnace on the duct layout, dampers can be installed ahead of the vents in those nearby rooms. The dampers block additional heat from leaving the ducts in those location so it can continue traveling to the rest of the house. Now that their ventilation plan is updated, my Grandfather Rents have a much warmer upstairs. There’s still a bit of a temperature discrepancy because of the awful insulation in their old house, however the improvement is crucial.
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021