At first, the tape fell off but now we’re using packing tape and it seems to be holding pretty well
My bathroom is always freezing cold in the summer. I don’t care how warm it is outside, it’s always unpleasant to get out of the shower and step on a freezing cold floor and be hit by a blast of freezing cold air. In the winter, it’s the opposite. With the heater on, it gets so hot in the bathroom that it’s almost like a sauna. It’s really uncomfortable. In fact, it’s so hot that it’s almost hard to breathe. I’ve tried closing the vents in the bathroom but it doesn’t seem to make much difference. The heated or cooled air gets through anyway. I’ve asked my handyman uncle and he said that this is because my bathroom is the first stop on the HVAC ductwork tree. Apparently the heated or cooled air comes from my HVAC system, then to the bathroom, then branches out to the rest of the house. This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Why should the bathroom be the first stop that the ductwork makes? The bathroom is the smallest room in the house so it does not need extra air. My uncle said there was simply nothing I could do about it, short of paying someone to reroute my entire ductwork system. I believed him for a few years. I didn’t want to pay all that money so I just left it alone. But then my boyfriend came up with a better idea. He suggested that we just tape a piece of cardboard over the vent. He said that should keep most of the air out. I tried it and it seems to be working pretty good. At first, the tape fell off but now we’re using packing tape and it seems to be holding pretty well. Now the bathroom is a lot more comfortable.