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Hot in Theatre room - Install ceiling fan?

My Theatre Room has small 8 foot callings. After half a year of watching movies in the room, I concluded it gets too dam hot near the end of the movie. I need to get the exact measurement, because I think I could use the extra .5 inch, but I think its about 7 inches from the ceiling to the top of my projector screen path (throw) so it doesn't interfere (if that makes sense).

Anyone else in a similar small room and install a ceiling fan? Any recommendations? I assume a running fan an inch or 2 above the projector throw won't affect the image. Or what other ideas/recommendation y'all have to keep me cool?

My equipment is my Epsons Projector, Onkyo AV system, and my monster PC Gaming rig which is probably the culprit.
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Install a split A/C system?
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Fujitsu ASU9RLS2 mini split air conditioner is one of the quietest on the market. It may cost about $1,200 to set up the first vent in your theater and the heat pump outside, but then you can add other vents around the house for about $700 each.

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I think you are a few inches off for a ceiling fan. How about for the back wall.
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Panasonic makes the quietest room exhaust fans on the Market. Try a Panasonic FV-40VQ4 Ceiling fan (390 CFM) and duct the hot air to the attic. $266

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Or a Panasonic FV-40NLF1 in line duct fan (440 CFM) with a Panasonic PC-NLF06S installation kit and vent it to another room or hallway: $185 + $60

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I just converted my garage a couple of months ago and wound up getting a mini-split HVAC system and two ceiling fans. I highly recommend an HVAC system. For the ceiling fan, you may want to look at getting two fans and splitting them across the ceiling so the projector shoots between them from a fairly close distance. With the Hunter ceiling-huggers I got, the blades only hang down about 6" from the ceiling. With the projector about 4' back from the fans, it's able to shoot under the blades height-wise, and at that distance is still narrow enough width-wise to avoid hitting fans' lights.
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Install a split A/C system?
A ceiling fan will just circulate the hot air.
This is the solution. Even the quietest fan or mini-split is too loud for a dedicated theater. I tried all of them and then went with the traditional split system. $1200 for hardware and $1800 for install.
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A ceiling fan will just circulate the hot air.
This is the solution. Even the quietest fan or mini-split is too loud for a dedicated theater. I tried all of them and then went with the traditional split system. $1200 for hardware and $1800 for install.
Depending on your noise tolerance and heat load, I probably agree. My mini-split is a fairly good quality 4-speed Daiken, but even on its lowest speed, the noise is somewhat noticeable. If you have a higher heat load, the lowest speed probably won't keep up.
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what's the set up in terms of how this room is tied into the home cooling system? Does your home have a central cooling system? If so, do you have adequate amount of air entering, and more importantly, leaving the space? Your return air path may be undersized for the thermal load of the room if it contains all your electronics and a few bodies. Beefing up some duct or vent sizes and some drywall repair may be cheaper than a mini-split.
Dedicated Theater forum has some great info on thermal management for these situations.

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