How do I heat my home uniformly?
December 13, 2005 8:18 AM Subscribe
Homeheatingfilter: How do I heat the first floor of my house without sweltering upstairs?
posted by UnclePlayground to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just bought our first new house last month in central Ohio. Winter has hit and I'm finding that the second floor heats up nicely, but the first floor can be somewhat chilly. This is a two-year old, two-story dwelling on a slab with gas heat. I have the therm set at 69 (for, um... numerology sake. yeah.)
Do I just close the floor vents upstairs somewhat? I'd really like to be able to have more consistent heating throughout the house. I am aware that heat rises, by the way.
Kind of a secondary, but related question, does the thermostat also contain the thermometer? Or is there typically more than one thermometer in a house? Like one upstairs and one downstairs for an average temp?