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Need help heating small apartment over a garage

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 05, 2014 01:00 AM
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I have a small apartment over a 2 car garage. The living room has a cathedral ceiling. The air intake vent is on the top of the wall (measures 22x24 in.) and the air vents are on the ceiling. So the heated air gets sucked right back into the intake vent. Needless to say the living room never gets warm. That is also where the thermostat is located. So the heart is constantly running. When the system was first put in (25 years ago) the builder talked us into a heat pump.Not only did it not heat the apartment but the electric bill was astronomical. So after seeking advise from hvac professional we installed a propane furnace in the attic of the apartment. Again we are in the same situation no heat, high propane bill. After another heating professional came in to look at it he has suggested a propane fireplace that has a blower and to use our ceiling fan to keep the heat room level. I was considering a pellet wood stove as a solution. The kitchen, bedroom, and bath have 7 for ceili




 

 

I have a small apartment over a 2 car garage. The living room has a cathedral ceiling. The air intake vent is on the top of the wall (measures 22x24 in.) and the air vents are on the ceiling. So the heated air gets sucked right back into the intake vent. Needless to say the living room never gets warm. That is also where the thermostat is located. So the heart is constantly running. When the system was first put in (25 years ago) the builder talked us into a heat pump.Not only did it not heat the apartment but the electric bill was astronomical. So after seeking advise from hvac professional we installed a propane furnace in the attic of the apartment. Again we are in the same situation no heat, high propane bill. After another heating professional came in to look at it he has suggested a propane fireplace that has a blower and to use our ceiling fan to keep the heat room level. I was considering a pellet wood stove as a solution. The kitchen, bedroom, and bath have 7 for ceili

Sorry to say but the issue is probably not the furnace but rather the lack of insulation & air sealing. Get a qualified independent energy auditor out there to see...


 

 

 
 
 

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