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Rackmount Exhaust Question

I'm wondering if someone might be able to suggest a solution.

I have just finished putting the final touches on my in wall home theater rack located in the basement. The components are located in the furnace room, but far enough away from the furnace so that it won't have much effect on the equipment.

However, I would like to draw the heated from that room to the adjacent living space via a rack mount exhaust that would draw the heated air into the living space. There currently is no heat as of yet in the Home Theater room and will most likely be going with an electric solution.

I thought that by adding a rack mount exhaust to draw heat from the furnace room would help add some heat to the space.

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I'm wondering if someone might be able to suggest a solution.

I have just finished putting the final touches on my in wall home theater rack located in the basement. The components are located in the furnace room, but far enough away from the furnace so that it won't have much effect on the equipment.

However, I would like to draw the heated from that room to the adjacent living space via a rack mount exhaust that would draw the heated air into the living space. There currently is no heat as of yet in the Home Theater room and will most likely be going with an electric solution.

I thought that by adding a rack mount exhaust to draw heat from the furnace room would help add some heat to the space.

Thanks.

Jim
Hi Jim,

Unless you have several professional Class A or A/B amps running, the amount of heat generated will be minimal and not enough to heat any sized room beyond a closet.
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If the room stays warm because of the furnace/uninsulated duct work, bringing some of that heat into the theater will be an economical solution. Frankly theaters full of people and the projector tend to get warm and stuffy and need some AC. For personal use you may need a little heat.

I assume the theater room is not sound isolated and the the furnace is not noisy. At my house the last thing I would want is an open pathway from the furnace to the theater because of the impact on the noise floor.
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