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Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Bob Davis] #12791639
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Originally Posted By: Bob Davis
How old is the house and what kind of duct work do you have rigid or flex? Mine is flex and has dampers installed on a few of the trunks to different rooms so that I can control the air flow to each room. Yours may not be set correctly. Do you have powered turbines in the attic? Is the attic ventilated well? There are tons of videos on youtube about this topic. Is the Master bedroom on the west side or east? Evening sun is a killer. If you think heat is being transferred through the windows, they make insulated drapes that could help. I dunno, just some ideas.


House built in 2001.

Faces North. North West East corner of the house. Windows in the master all face north. The long wall of the run faces east.

Flex ducting. (I have closed the vents in the two extra bedrooms)

Had the roof replaced last year (thanks hail) and the contractor doubled my turbines, I have 6. Not powered, whirlybird style.

Black out curtains installed and the windows are energy star blah blah and less than 4 years old.


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791643
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I was thinking about a mobile swamp cooler deal, but I from what I am reading they do not work very well.

Make the room humid unless you open windows and dont work well if you have more than 20% humidity. Which we often do.

But do these work here?


Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791652
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Have you tried closing off a few of the vents in other parts of the house?

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: BCBassCat] #12791653
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Originally Posted By: BCBassCat
Have you tried closing off a few of the vents in other parts of the house?



Yes almost half of them are closed


Originally Posted By: junbengreat
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Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791660
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Originally Posted By: Dan90210 ☮
Originally Posted By: Bob Davis
How old is the house and what kind of duct work do you have rigid or flex? Mine is flex and has dampers installed on a few of the trunks to different rooms so that I can control the air flow to each room. Yours may not be set correctly. Do you have powered turbines in the attic? Is the attic ventilated well? There are tons of videos on youtube about this topic. Is the Master bedroom on the west side or east? Evening sun is a killer. If you think heat is being transferred through the windows, they make insulated drapes that could help. I dunno, just some ideas.


House built in 2001.

Flex ducting. (I have closed the vents in the two extra bedrooms)

Had the roof replaced last year (thanks hail) and the contractor doubled my turbines, I have 6. Not powered, whirlybird style.

Black out curtains installed and the windows are energy star blah blah and less than 4 years old.


Well, that is a bunch of good corrective actions. Maybe some blown in attic insulation would help? Is there at least an 18 degree differential between the air return in the house and the air coming from the vent? Does the rest of the house get to 68 as you have set it?


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Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791661
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Wal Mart has in room A/C units that look interesting. We are thinking of getting one to take to our RV at Fork as it can test a little warm in August just running the built in if we are there during the mid day hours. Cheap and simple to use.

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791663
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When we upgraded our HVAC they replaced the duct to a larger one for a spare bedroom that does not stay the same as the rest of the house. It helped some but that room is still not quite equal. Fortunately our master is the shortest duct so it gets the most. They installed dampers on all the ducts and balanced it a ltttle more but I am sure it could be improved but again it's a spare bedroom.

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791664
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Inline duct fan?

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Mark Perry] #12791666
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Wal Mart has in room A/C units that look interesting. We are thinking of getting one to take to our RV at Fork as it can test a little warm in August just running the built in if we are there during the mid day hours. Cheap and simple to use.


Do they have to vent to the outside? I really want to avoid opening these windows and adding plastic and all junk.

BUT it looks like the only way to not do that is swamp coolers which, as stated, I am reading make the room humid and wont work well in Texas... needs to be low humidity to work, thats not this part of Texas. Maybe down on the border or out west Texas.


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Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Mark Perry] #12791671
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Wal Mart has in room A/C units that look interesting. We are thinking of getting one to take to our RV at Fork as it can test a little warm in August just running the built in if we are there during the mid day hours. Cheap and simple to use.


Be sure to look into before buying. If you can vent it directly outside I think they would work, but if you have to use the hose that comes with them they put a lot of heat back into the house. That hose gets HOT.

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791672
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You could put a poltergeist in there for the summer.

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791673
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I like Perry's idea,Wal Mart has in room A/C units that work great.

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791675
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The thing Kattelyn posted should also work. They make them that fit right into the register holes too.

Re: Ideas to Cool A room Down... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791683
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The only thing that will fix the problem is money.

More insulation, balance air registers, larger duct to bedroom, second unit, blackout shades and more money. If that doesn't work, its just more money, pretty simple.

800 dollar mini split from ebay or Amazon will work too. I have one in my garage.


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Also, heat blocking window film on the windows in the bedroom will cool it off.

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