Sunroom could use central AC if ducts were passable


Isn’t it annoying when you assume that you know something, and it turns out that you’re completely wrong? I absolutely hate being proven wrong.

I like to have all my ducks in a row before I make any statements or big decisions.

It’s the worst when I jumped to a conclusion, it turns out to be incorrect, and then I have boatloads of consequences to deal with. Not so long ago, this was what happened when I assumed that I understood my heating, cooling, and ventilation system lay out. I had recently moved into a new home, and I was still figuring out where to invest my money to make the biggest improvements. I absolutely love to the attached sunroom, but I wasn’t happy with the low air quality in that space. In the middle of summer, it was obviously extremely hot. There was no air conditioning installed in the room, and with the sun streaming in all afternoon, the air temperature rapidly climbed. I figured that I needed to save up and install a mini split ductless heating and cooling system so I could utilize the room in the dead of summer or the middle of winter. However, I didn’t have enough cash right up front. I waited several months, and then called out my favorite heating, cooling, and ventilation technician. He was examining the room and looking for the best place to install my mini split ductless heating and cooling system and he noticed that there was an air vent overhead. When he investigated the air vent, he found that it was connected to the central heating and cooling system; it simply had been plugged with a block of insulation. Had I actually looked into the HVAC ducts, I could have been using this room year-round, all along.


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