May 25, 2010 9:09 AM Subscribe
My part of the house is never comfortable! Help us with our tri-level home heating/cooling issues.
posted by thorny to home & garden (5 answers total)
I share a tri-level house with my sister and her husband for half the year. I live in the downstairs area which has its own entrance. There's one thermostat -- in the middle section.
When I get here in April it is still freezing. I dress warmly and am not comfortable. The heat doesn't reach me (obviously since heat rises). In summer, they turn on the A/C and the cold DOES reach me -- but often it's colder for me during summer than it is when it's actually cold out! On the flip-side it's not comfortable for them in summer because the cold isn't reaching their part of the house. They're fine in winter.
In my ceiling there are these circular vents. I rarely feel heat coming from them when the heat is on. I definitely feel cool air from it when the A/C is on.
Has anyone tried blocking their vents in summer to prevent the cold air from coming down?
In winter has anyone tried vents with fans in them that suck the warm air out?
Any other suggestions not involving space heaters?