ventilation?


I have a victorian stone built house whose upstairs sash windows were welded shut millennia ago and whose chimneys have been blocked up. It's far more unbearably hot upstairs in this weather than downstairs. If I unblocked the chimneys would it help or make more problems? And if so (they still exist, not been plastered over as the ones downstairs) could an ordinary chimneysweep do it or is it complicated?
thanks Jon
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Oxymel of Squill wrote:

Unless you fit an electric exhaust fan, the effect will be unnoticeable.
A sweep will be able to clear blockages caused by nest material, etc. But not if it has been bricked up..
How complicated depends on what has been done - but the odds are that it will be fairly straightforward to onblock.
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Rosey wrote:

Why is it a troll. The weather is very hot and sash windows do jam after a few coats of paint.
The best way for sash windows is to take them out so the mechanism can be made to work & and any damaged woodwork fix. Not a very difficult job, but a long one in removing the old paint, some of which may contain lead.
This old house repaired / replaced some in Charlestown http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/knowhow/exteriors/article/0,16417,194970,00.html
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A known poster to anyone who has been here for a while, not a troll
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It is going to be hotter upstairs than downstairs even on a new build. When you say the chimneys have been blocked up do you mean just the fireplaces have been blocked up?
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