Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Heating Ducts

OK so I've been extremely slack and haven't updated the blog with all of the details that I promised.  Also I'm sur you don't care about heating ducts but this.post comes at the request of her indoors and she must be obeyed.

Anyway we have now been in our fantastic house for three months now and we are still sorting out things such as curtains and landscaping.  As part of getting the curtains organised we've had an interior designer helping out and she noticed that some of our heating vents are a little too close to the windows.  This.may cause a problem with our curtains.

Romeo have been very good with the three month maintenane items that we informed them of so far.  They've sent out the heating guy already, the garage guy will be there today and the plumbers tomorrow.  Our zoning on the heating wasn't working correctly the evap cooling wasn't pumping water and the sub floor ducting needed to be better secured.  This was all done with no fuss but when we asked about the vent location the guy said they should be further away but they won't do anything about.  Her indoors has a cousin in the heating and cooling game and his advice is that best practice is to use a template that ensures that the vents are 50mm from the wall or 150mm from a window. This has not been done in our case. The biggest problem is our master bedroom and the lounge where we want flowing curtains down to the floor. With a vent right in the way this will be a problem.

So this is for you people (Linnibea and JanineK) who can still get things right. Thinks.of your window.furnishings when placing vents. Also if anyone can point me to the strict rules on heater vent placement please let me know so that I can get the heating people to get it right.


  1. Thanks for that info. We shall make sure of it for our place. We are having refrigerated cooling through the floor too so we have bigger vents on the floors rather than the smaller rectangle ones. Mainly because the extended upstairs stuffs up the venting. We are also wanting to go with full length curtains in the front rooms, it seems to match the house doesn't it.
    So glad you are loving living in yr new house and that Romeo are being good about maintenance. Gotta post some pics so we can see the finished product.

  2. Hi stranger, wondered where you had gone!!! Luckily (or unluckily) as we have built on a slab the heating is all through the ceiling so distances from windows is not so much of an issue for us, but thanks for the tip, its something I would not have thought about. At least Linni is now on the ball with that.

    Roll on with the pics, we are all hanging out to see the end result!!!

  3. Hey there, what happened to our pics????

  4. Thanks I've been search for a straight answer to the vent distance from windows questions for some time. Our builder put floor bearer of our new extenson 150mm from the window so we have to move the vents out even further - renovating is full of compromises and frustrations!