Question about a/c

beanwabrMay 3, 2011

Hi, we have a 2002 double wide that we purchased new. When we run the air, two of the kids rooms on the end fartherest away have very little cool air blowing up from their vents. It wasn't always like this; back when we first got it, it would blow as good in those rooms as the rest of the house, just seems like it has gotten worse over the years. However my bed and bathroom are super cold. Other than partially closing a few of the colder rooms vents (which didn't seem to make much difference) what else can be done to get more air flow to them? Thanks for any information!

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david_cary

Vents can get obstructed over time. First, I'd wonder about what filters you are using. If they are diminishing airflow, then that might be your answer. Then I'd try to visually inspect the ducts - perhaps there is a flex duct that got kinked. Also a significant leak could have developed and thus lowering airflow to the distant areas.

So filter check first then inspect ducts.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 9:02AM
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rbon269

I was just told by an installer to run your fan 24/7 and it will stabilize the whole house. He told me to picture it like a bottle of italian dressing if you don't circulate the air it will seperate and you will have hot and cold zones.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 10:03AM
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ionized_gw

rbon, if you have average to high humidity in your location, this practice could increase the humidity in your home to uncomfortable and dangerous levels. It will increase your electricity consumption as well. Bad advice, bad installer.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 5:50PM
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amans54

rbon,I don't think that the fan will stabilize all the things,definitely it will increase the electricity consumption.I am amazed to see that in what context does the installer said this because its not the appropriate solution.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 12:05AM
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fluffybunnysui

Are the registers in the ceiling or in the floor? Double wides that have floor registers have a 12" or 14" crossover flexduct under the trailer that sometimes comes unhooked. I'd check to make sure you don't have any air loss from there 1st.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 9:06PM
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