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Cold upstairs

Nick_9
Nick_9 Member Posts: 14
Hi all, I moved into my house last winter and it was cold upstairs. The ceiling crawl space is insulated. I only have two damperers in the system in the basement. My question is this. My furnace does not have a humidifier installed in it. Would this make much of a difference to the upstairs in the winter? The 1st floor is good, it is just that when I start making my way upstairs, there must be a 5-8 degree differnce. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Butch

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  • Nick_9
    Nick_9 Member Posts: 14
    cold upstairs

    Hi all, I moved into my house last winter and it was cold upstairs. The ceiling crawl space is insulated. I only have two damperers in the system in the basement. My question is this. My furnace does not have a humidifier installed in it. Would this make much of a difference to the upstairs in the winter? The 1st floor is good, it is just that when I start making my way upstairs, there must be a 5-8 degree differnce. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Butch
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    I assume this is a forced-air system

    Either your ducts need cleaning or they are not sized properly. In either case, you need a pro.

    If you also use these ducts for air-conditioning, consider abandoning the furnace and installing a hydronic (hot-water or steam) system for heat. Then you can optimize each system for the time of year in which it will run, increasing comfort and saving fuel.
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  • curiousity kills
    curiousity kills Member Posts: 118
    cold?

    A humidifier would make an overall improvement to your comfort but will not solve your problem it sounds like there is not enough ductwork upstairs.
  • Rudy
    Rudy Member Posts: 482


    how long has this been happening? If it has always been this way it could be the way it was installed. If this is a new problem it could be as simple as a pluged air filter. This would heat the longest runs slower(like upstairs). need more info.....
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