How do I get even temps in my 2 story house?
July 22, 2007 2:52 PM Subscribe
How can I make air conditioning work better in a 2 story house?
posted by mathowie to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I live in a newish 2story house with a modern air conditioning/heat system. There is an adjustable baffle that controls air flow between floors, and it works well in the winter to direct more heat downstairs but in the summer even when directing all cold air to the upper floor, the upstairs is 5-10 degrees hotter than the first floor.
Ideally, I'd like even temps between floors. I've heard of houses with separate air conditioners for each floor but can those be retro fitted or does it have to go in during construction? Is there any other option to get a cooled down 2nd floor without freezing the first floor?