Anyone that has a two-story home, knows how difficult it can be to keep that upper level at an even temperature. All too often, you are dealing with a lower level that is freezing, while your upper level feels somewhat bearable. Because hot air rises, it can seem like there is no end to the battle of keeping your upper level comfortable during the heat of the summer. Hal Mechanical is here to share our best tips to help you keep your second story livable.
How Do You Check for Leaky Ducts?
The first thing you can do is check the ductwork in your home for leaks. As your home gets older, the ductwork is often not as efficient as it once was because there are small leaks that start to form. This can leave the airflow weak by the time it reaches the second story in your home. Checking the ductwork in your home is a great place to start.
Install Ceiling Fans
If you have upper-level rooms, you may want to think about installed ceiling fans to help keep the space cooler. Just by circulating the air in those spaces, you can see a big difference in the level of comfort you feel. In fact, you can count on it feeling up to 5 degrees cooler than it actually is when the air is moving.
Add Zoning to Existing HVAC System
If your home is like most, there is more than likely only one thermostat in the home. It is usually located on the lower level, so it gives you an accurate reading for that already cooler part of your home. Having a second thermostat installed in your home to work together with the one on the main level, will give you more control over the temperature in that second story.
Add More Insulation to Attic
When was the last time you got up in your attic to check the insulation up there? If you are like most people, it hasn’t been a while since you have even thought about it. Believe it or not, your attic insulation is crucial in keeping that upper level cool. You need to add more if there is any sign of damage done to the current insulation.
Install a Second HVAC System
One of the most effective ways to make sure your upper level stays as cool as possible is to add a second HVAC system up there. You will have more control over the temperature and even only cool the upper level since the lower level usually stays pretty cool anyway.
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If you are sick of feeling hot when you are upstairs in your home, call on the experts at Hal Mechanical to come take care of it for you. We can help you install a second HVAC system up in your upper-level that will ensure you are comfortable no matter where you are in your home. Call us today!