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Balancing floors

Irv Member Posts: 95
The second floor of my house is usually 2-3 degrees <strong>cooler</strong> than my first floor.

Heat usually rises, not in my house!

Any thoughts?


  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,666
    Heat Rising...

    It may rise a little in my house, but not much.

    My downstairs is radiant heated from concrete slab. My upstairs has baseboard. The stairway from downstairs to upstairs is straight, with no doors. The house had only one heating zone, and it ran with a fixed water temperature that I reduced so I did not burn my feet. Consequently my upstairs was always too cold. When I replaced my boiler two years ago, I got a mod con-that I could have provide different temperatures upstairs and downstairs. Since my thermostats are set to the same temperature, there is very little gradient to make warm air flow upstairs.
  • crash2009
    crash2009 Member Posts: 1,484
    How is the

     insulation above the 2nd floor ceiling?  Have you tried adjusting your Ventrites, slower on the main floor, faster on the 2nd?
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