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You could try having the ducts Aerosol Duct Sealed. An expensive process not intended for it's acoustical value, but I assume it would offer some. Reduce noise from forced air furnace. -More related to unit noise then from people, but you still have two basic options: baffles or insulation. Other options: move the TV so it doesn't shoot at the registers; ...


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The previous person answering your question does not have a sufficient understanding of HVAC systems. For the past fifteen years, I have been working on such systems five days a week. I have learned a few things about such systems. As long as you have more than one return in your home, capping one return will not damage your system in any way. I set up ...


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Abandon the below grade ductwork, they're always nothing but problems. Your equipment works fine? then don't get up-sold on a new one. Unless... If it's a down-flow furnace, you might not be able to convert it to up-flow, to send it through new ceiling ducts, so maybe that's where the one HVAC guy is coming from (why you'd need a new system). Having to ...


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If your basement is already mostly comfortable without the problematic supplemental furnace and its ducts, why not spend the money on properly insulating the basement instead? That way it will likely be all the way comfortable when heated from the heat of the main furnace, and then you can fully abandon and/or remove the redundant furnace and have lower ...


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Yes, that's considered safe. The operating temperature of a dryer vent is not a problem for direct wood contact. Keep the vent clear and you'll have no fire. Ensure all joints are foil taped, so lint does not escape from the pipe. Should lint escape the pipe, it can build up in the wall. Use a "long sweep" elbow to make the vent easier to clean out. ...



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