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Hi, There We have a wood stove in our rec room and cannot get any air flow to the living room upstairs.even with a vent in the ceiling. Can you direct me to where I can get answers

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Sounds like you need to force it through the vent in the ceiling with a fan

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Sometimes it is difficult to keep your home cool in the hot summer months. Also, some areas of your home may still be hot where other areas are too cool. Try this method to keep your home cool evenly throughout. Before you get started make sure your furnace filter is new. This will allow for maximum air flow.

If your living space is a single floor plan:

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If you don't have ceiling fans, invest in a box type fan that you can place at the head of the stairs (that's the top of the stairs) run it on HIGH and it will act like an exhaust fan, by pulling cool air upstairs. It may take a while, but it will help cool the upstairs to some degree.

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