In every room of my house there is one heat register and one intake vent at floor level (except the bathroom which just has a register).
In the winter, if I close my bedroom door, the room does not get cold or hot, it’s just fine. In the summer, however, if I close my bedroom door, the room is stuffy and hot. Even an oscillating fan doesn’t provide much relief.
I have read on this board that the optimal way to use intake vents is to have one near the floor for the winter to suck in cold air and one near the ceiling for the summer to suck in hot air (hot air rises).
I was wondering if having my bedroom’s intake vent modified so it can close, and adding a second intake near the ceiling would do any good for solving this problem. Unfortunately for me I think this might be an expensive thing to do…the intake doesn’t just sit between two studs, it’s real ductwork. So the project would involve drywall and paint and stuff. And I’d want to do it in at least two rooms.
Another thing I thought would be to add vents to the bedroom doors, but this would let light in to my awesomely-dark bedroom and I’ve never seen this in anyone else’s house so it wouldn’t be good for resale.
What’s the deal, tho? Why is my room so stuffy? Don’t other people sleep with their doors closed?