How to allow air flow to return vent in a bedroom when door is closed?

by JP
When I bought the house I didn’t notice that the retur vent for the air conditioner was installed in one of the bedroom. This set up doesn‘t allow the air to flow back to the return vent when the bedroo door is closed. Does anyone know about an easy fix to this probl?
  7 answers
  • Lilly Lilly on Jun 24, 2018

    The first option is to move that return air vent if at all possible. Second option, take the bedroom door down, buy an attractive large grille cover, brass preferably, as they are lovely patterned, and have it cut to fit in the bottom of the door. As it’s in the bottom of the door, there is not that much loss of privacy. The air will pull thru the grille. But like I say, it is a second option, if moving it is not possible for you. I have seen this used in older homes.

  • Lana Hassell Lana Hassell on Jun 24, 2018

    You will probably have to put a grille cover on each side of the door,with a frame around it, because the door is probably a hollow core door. We did this to our bedroom door once. It works.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 24, 2018

    Yes - what Lana said.

  • Smiley Rodriguez Smiley Rodriguez on Jun 24, 2018

    yes I agree with Lana or buy doors with built in vents on the bottom.

  • Wra33658587 Wra33658587 on Jun 24, 2018

    a door vent is easiest and cheapest

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jun 24, 2018

    Typically there is a return duct in every room, plus the hallway.

  • William William on Jul 10, 2018

    If there is wall space above the door, install grills on both sides of the wall. This way the door isn't compromised.