Our previous house (forced air) didn't have this problem, but now (in hot
water heated house) the bedrooms (2nd floor) are always too hot even with
the radiators completely off. After a whole night of setback in this cold
weather, downstairs is 63 (the thermostat setting) while the bedrooms have
barely dropped to 70.
The radiator valves don't leak. The thermostat is on the first floor and is
controlling the temperature there quite well.
My theory is that with forced air, the air is pulled down through returns
and recirculated, while with radiators, the warm air has nowhere to go but
up. We do have a largish, open (door-less) stairway.
Is there some other possible reason? Is there anything to be done except
sell and move?
I have hot water baseboard heat but I have four zones. Two downstairs and two
upstairs. And each zone has its own thermostat. We keep the heat downstairs at
around 70 and the upstairs zones are set at 65. We've never had a problem with
too much heat upstairs even though we also have a large stairwell in the middle
of the house that could act as a chimney for the heat. I think you need to look
into having a professional check out your system. Maybe the thermostat can be
moved. In the meantime, why not crack the windows in each bedroom just a bit.
You are such a clueless twit.
Kinda like your "bypass the roll out" comment.
You are pure clueless.
Everybody, JB "the clueless twit" just opened mouth and inserted foot.
He's our resident Hack....I mean troll.....and...well...yes...a hack too.
Don't take this guys advice for anymore than asking someone's two year old
"how do I fix my furnace?"
(for the two year old will probably make more sense)
I'm thinking the bedrooms are better insulated than the downstairs;
maybe they've been reno'd recently.
And when you say "the rad valves don't leak", I take this to mean that
the rads are at room temperature. If they're warm at all then the
valves are passing water through them, and that's part of your
problem. Have a pro look at that.
Anyhow, the first thing I'd do, if you aren't doing it now, is keep
all the bedrooms doors closed. Last time I checked, you don't need a
pro for this, but some on alt.hvac may differ.
Next I'd consider a big ceiling fan above that largish open stairway,
directing air downwards.
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