We are having AC installed in our new house and as a result we currently have two large ducts running against the wall of our dining room. The goal is to eventually have those concealed behind some dry wall (losing a small corner section of our dining room). But I'm thinking before doing that this would be a good opportunity to drop some cable from the upper floor (where I don't believe we have any jacks for cable TV) to the basement. We have cable internet and I intend to have my office of the upper floor, so I need internet access up there
Is this a good idea? The ducts end in a closest on the upper floor and I should (I think) be able to route cable to the master bedroom and the other upstairs bedroom (that I was planning on making my office). Should I use a conduit? If yes, what type? Is it a problem if it runs too close to the ducts? Should I run an ethernet cable instead (or as well) and keep the cable modem in the basement? If so, where would be the best place for the wireless router?
We will be transferring our cable service from our current residence to the new house when we move in and I strongly suspect the cable installer won't be too interested in running cable upstairs.