I live on the 4th floor of a condo with a 20 year Carrier 50Qt through
the wall electric heat pump. There is a louvered door to the closet.
The problem is that the closet is real drafty - cold air leaks into
the living room right through the louvered door. I've tried to seal
around the wall sleeve as much as I can inside the closet, but I'm
wondering if I can replace the louvered door with a regular door or
cover the bottom louvers and put a draft stopper to keep the drafts in
the closet and keep the cold from leaking in.
If I did this would I be affecting the performance of the heat pump?
Am I not considering return-air? There is a filter at the bottom of
the heat pump that I replace on a monthly basis.
There are no other appliances in this closet.
Thanks in advance.
I realize its 20 years old and is not efficient to what a new one can
do; but I also can't
afford at this time right now a new system; so if someone can just
reply about the
closet door that would be great.
On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:42:13 -0800 (PST), email@example.com wrote:
Ignore the other "ftwhd" he is a trolling forging pussy.
From your description it sounds like the return air is pulled through
the closet door. If that is the case, blocking it off would not be a
good idea. The cold air is probably coming through the unit coil as
opposed to around the sleave. There's not much I or anyone can
suggest without seeing it.
Whoops, I didn't read that in total. Leave the door alone as it is
probably your cold air return. No combustion there unless you have a Gas
furnace to back up that Heat pump in very cold weather. If so that could
be combustion air.
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