hi, any recommendations on how to better balance the temperature in my
two story house? basically when it's 75 deg down stairs, it's about 85
up stairs. i'm sure this is common, but is there anything i can do to
make the whole house the same comfortable temperature?
i thought maybe partially closing the downstairs vents so more a/c is
also, our basement is only about 65 deg in the summer, couldn't you
install some type of exhaust fan in the ductwork (runs through the
basement) that would pull that cool basement air upstairs by pulling it
through the ducts? help!
I have told you ones before
close all vents on the first floor with exception of return air
and open all went on second floor with exception of return air
I have stated before as diverting air from down stairs up stairs
this will help you balance cooling.
Now if you using same duct works for winter
you will need reverse procedure.this is as basic
I can gave you, however some body ales can gave you
their version to remedy your current problem
Good luck from DIDO
When your a/c cycles off the warm air just rises. So fixing any air leaks to the
other unconditioned places would be better unless you want hvac in the basement.
If your thermostat has a "fan" switch try turning it "on." It should make a big
But the correct way is to have a system for each floor in a home.
BTW:) Closing vents in unoccupied rooms is ok to a point. You just want to
the air and don't want to reduce the total CFM of your a/c.
You are so dumb that it is a shame you do not get patent on it
You would make millions.
Gentleman complain was
"plenty cold on first floor not enough on the second floor"
If you divert cold air upstairs
it is naturally that cold air will go down to first floor
by stairway opening unless stairway is outside that
leads from one floor to the other in your case?
since the air handler or return air to evaporator is on
first floor or in basement it is require minimum of air
supply or discharge there unless in you opinion
The cold air rises and hot going down?
I guess with your mentality that would be just about right
Get you self another job young man you don't fit for HVAC!
I HAVE made millions, but not by being dumb,...anyway, let's continue,
Very good, Dido. Hot air rises, cold air sinks...go to the front of the
The rest of the HVAC group can skip the remainder of this post, because
I'm sure you'll find it somewhat elementary. For that matter, anyone who
has been in the field for more than 15 minutes can probably skip it
This is absolutely priceless!
Let's break down this last observation of yours.
The air handler and the return air are two different components of the
No it doesn't, oh confused one!
The air handler requires 400 CFM per ton of cooling.
Hot air rises, remember Dido??
You told him to close the return air grill on the upper floor,
You also told him to open the return air grill on the main floor.
You cool a room by doing two things, Dido.
One, you must introduce cooler air into the room, but just as important,
Dido, and I'll wait while you get a pen so you can write this down, or
maybe get someone to write it down for you.....
you must also REMOVE the hot air from that same room.
How do you do this, you ask, my Epsilon Minus friend?
You do this by having an OPEN return air duct in that room!
I know you probably have a headache by now, so take an aspirin, go lie
down for a while, and try to digest what I have just told you.
You need to run, don't walk, to your nearest community college and sign
up for an A/C course.
Another way for you to learn the trade is to shut the fuck up and read,
instead of trying to answer questions about that which you know very
but not by being dumb,...anyway, let's continue,
Appranetly you need to be remine about it
of this post, because
If I did say that then I Apologize to you and rest of group
But if I did not say that Then or you man enough
to apologize to me?
If I recall it correctly I said divert supply air to second floor
close supply went on the first floor and close return air on second floor
This is what I said and what I meant and still do.
now you change it as you like I will not dwell on it
Thank you DIDO
Then you're still an idiot.
Why would you tell him to CLOSE THE RETURN AIR ON THE SECOND FLOOR???????
HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO REMOVE THE HOT AIR THAT IS STUCK UP THERE?????
YOU ARE A SPECIAL BRAND OF STUPID!
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