How to adjust flow of heat to reach upstairs?

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One room upstairs gets great heat flow and the other 3 not. How do we adjust the ducts so that all rooms gets heat. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas.

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  • Ken Ken on Dec 19, 2017
    I understand that heating contractors do something they call "balancing the system". This is supposed to keep all rooms at the same temperature.

    Your registers should have a handle that will close it. If the room is too warm you close or partially close the register. If that does not do the trick you will need to bring in a heating contractor.

    • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 20, 2017
      That's interesting. I never heard of that. Thanks for the tip!

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 19, 2017
    having spent quality time taping up the duct work for the heat registers, mine have levers that will open a flap to control the air flow...on the duct work, and on the register. my basement is not finished...so its an easy fix for me.

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Dec 19, 2017
    Make sure all the flaps to your air ducts are opened. Also if your ducts are on the floor make sure you vacuum the dust out, sometimes it blocks the flow of air.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 20, 2017
    Rather than adjusting/moving the ducts, which you can't - you can close off or open vents that's all. I would use a small fan like the ones that fit up (heat rises) in the corner of a doorway to blow the heat to the rooms you want warmer. You see them in a lot of homes with wood burning stoves to move heat around.

  • Eileen Collins Eileen Collins on Dec 20, 2017
    Thank you Pascale. Will get the hubby to check that.

  • Eileen Collins Eileen Collins on Dec 20, 2017
    Thank you for responding.