Curtains blocking return grill
andreawillson
September 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My new floor to ceiling curtains on my bay window are covering the heat intake vent! I pinned the curtains up higher than the grill and it just looks funny! Any solutions to keep my long curtains (which I close for privacy at night) and not block the grill?
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Paula White
can you add a set of wood blinds and then use tiebacks for the curtains? Or can you sew? They may have to become sill length instead.
1 Like   September 16, 2013 at 6:14PM
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fredm51
Is that the only return for the HVAC? It looks like it is about 10 x16 so there should be another one. If this is the only one you have a problem. Normal homes have 20x20 or 400 cu inches for returns. This will burn out the fan in the HVAC not to say that it is wasting energy.
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Brenda
your choices are to 1. shorten the drapery, 2. relocate the return air vent.

you can not cover the vent with drapery
0 Likes   September 16, 2013 at 7:03PM
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Anne
Relocate the duct, because this will always be a problem.....
0 Likes   September 16, 2013 at 7:22PM
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Specialty Air Inc.
The best thing to do is to relocate the heat intake vent if you want your curtains like that only, or else you can make the length of your curtains a bit smaller.
0 Likes   September 17, 2013 at 4:42AM
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Brenda
what did you decide to do Andrea?
0 Likes   September 23, 2013 at 9:09AM
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