Nice looking room.
Looks like you have clerestory windows up high. I'd work out a way to make
at least some of those operable, so that you aren't trapping hot air up
there. Another option is to put some vents and a fan up there - that could
help mitigate the heat.
You might also try to push the roof out some in front of those windows, to
shade them better and cut solar heat gain while keeping the view to the
The other thing to do is Don's idea. Build a soffit above the windows on
the right of the photo, run the duct in that, and put vents on the face of
Architecturally I'd back off putting in an exposed duct. It's just not in
the language of the room. That's my two cents.
Subject: Exposed AC duct work?
Date: Saturday, May 05, 2007 8:39 PM
I am trying to figure out how I can cool my living room.
The living room is about 35' x 20', it has a A-framed roof with a vault
ceiling. That looks like this:
This room is very hot due to the fact that it has three sets of glass doors
that opens to the pool, and there is only one AC vent from one wall. I
think I need to add a few ceiling fans as well as a few additional ac vents.
I think it is logical to hang the ceiling fans off the middle beam that runs
across the room.
But how do I go about adding vents? I think there is no solution but to
construct some sort of a exposed duct work right? I am not sure it would
look right though. Any thoughts?
Yes, carpets and drapes and wood paneling WILL go, soon.