Do you live in a two story home and find that your second floor is just always too hot? Well, with the hot summer months upon us, you probably want to find a perfect solution to this unhealthy and uncomfortable problem. If you have tried time and time again to resolve the problem all to no avail, then the time is now to call in the highly skilled and qualified HVAC system technicians here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling to identify your problem and provide the perfect solution as well.
There are a variety of reasons why your second floor may be far too hot in the summer months. A hot roof, for instance, is one obvious reason. Your roof is not typically protected from the direct rays of the sun, which means that it will definitely absorb the sun’s heat. Once absorbed this heat travels to your attic and down into the second story of your home, which makes it a great deal harder for your HVAC system to cool it.
In addition, if your home has faulty ductwork of any kind or ductwork that has been improperly installed your HVAC system will be forced to work much harder to cool down your entire home. Your home’s ductwork is responsible for transmitting the cool air from your HVAC system throughout all the rooms in your house. If the ductwork is inefficient, then your system cannot cool down your second story floor.
Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling our technicians will always find the source of your problem and provide an effective and efficient solution. Once our technicians have identified the problem, then it’s time for us to fix it. It may a simple fix such as redirecting airflow to the second floor in your house. This can be accomplished by simply closing the dampers to your HVAC system halfway, which will push more airflow up to the second floor.
Yet another simple fix could be merely changing your system’s filters since dirty filters will always restrict airflow throughout the entire home. For this reason, we strongly suggest you have our qualified technicians clean your filters or replace them regularly. Further to the effective functioning of your HVAC system is proper insulation and ventilation in your attic. When your attic is properly insulated it helps minimize the amount of heat that actually makes its way to your second floor. In addition, appropriate ventilation in the attic will ensure that heat and moisture are moved out of the attic, which is why we suggest installing an attic fan to circulate air in the attic and ultimately reduce the amount of hot air that reaches your second story floor.
It is also important to check out your supply vents on the first floor and close a few of them to get better circulation to your second floor, make certain that your air return vents are open and check that there is nothing obstructing your upstairs vents. Further, it may be necessary to seal any cracks or gaps around your windows to minimize air seepage.
Finally, it may be necessary to readjust your fan setting on your thermostat from the auto position in the on position. Keeping the blower on your HVAC system running constantly helps to mix and distribute the airflow more evenly throughout the house. Keeping the fan running can actually be energy efficient since your HVAC system will not have to cycle as much by doing so.
Remember, if you are experiencing heat problems on your second floor, then give a shout out to our friendly, certified HVAC technicians here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling to perform an analysis of your home and provide you with an evaluation and practical solution to your problem. Summer is here and surely you don’t want to have to deal with all that extreme heat on your second floor. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and let us take care of all your HVAC needs.