We recently purchased a tri-level house built in 1955.
The thermostat is located in the mid level of the house, and is set at 77
The bottom level is the garage and media room; the mid level is the kitchen,
dinning room and living room; and the bedrooms and bathrooms are in the top
By the time the thermostat detects that it needs to cool, the bedrooms can
get as high as 84 degrees. By the time the thermostat detects that the
cooling can turn off, the lower levels of the house are a chilly 72 and the
bedrooms are still only down to about 79. The thermostat reads 77 degrees
the whole time.
What is the best way to regulate this temperature zoning problem?
Would installing exhaust fans in the upper bedrooms to remove the warmer air
be best, or should I look into a system that supports multiple climatic
The biggest annoyance is at night, when the outside temperature can get
below the thermostat setting. If the outside temp drops to 75 degrees, the
temperature at the thermostat does not get below 77, so the bedrooms stay at
84 degrees, cooking us all night long.
I'm looking for ideas, and the pros and cons with each idea.