|Originally posted by glennzippy|
Okay, so how about this:
What about some sort of vent system that pulls cooler air in from an unfinished area. I've been thinking about a pair of ducts that lead from the point where I'm mounting my projector to an unfinished space nearby. I could rig up some sort of push/pull fan system with a computer power supply and a couple of fans pretty easily...
|Originally posted by usabrian|
Guys, because this is what is done on expensive office buildings. It is called an "economizer" and what it does is use the outside air when temperatures drop below a threshold. It saves tons of energy. And the reason you would want this is so you are not cooling the rest of the house when your projector and your bodies and your equipment are heating the air and sound tight theater and you need to counteract that with AC.
Unfortunately, to my knowledge nobody has ever adapted this for home use. You would need a separate split system (furnace and AC) or extensive zoning/dampers. I also believe you would need a mixing box of some kind at the return air side to insure no moisture problems.