Why is my second floor too hot!
We have a brand-new air-conditioning system and a new furnace. Problem solved, right? We imagined no more sleeping in a puddle of sweat upstairs. Summer brought us back to the reality when our usual problem resurfaced. While the new air conditioning system provided great cold air in the basement it was still sweltering hot upstairs. Yikes!
We decided to search the web for a solution to this cold basement/hot upstairs dilemma…and we found it! We started by having a whole house diagnostic test to determine what was happening. That test cost us $300.00 but it may have been one of the best investments we’ve ever made in our home. After determining that our house was in great shape but the ducts that deliver the conditioned air were incredibly leaky and lost over 30% of the conditioned air before it came out of the registers.
The solution to our problem lay in a DOE developed technology - Aeroseal - which involves sealing our ductwork. Their website explained that “Aeroseal Duct Sealing is a patented breakthrough technology that tackles leaks from the inside out. The Aeroseal process puts escaping air under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick first to the edges of a leak, then to each other until the leak is closed.” As it turns out this was our problem and installing Aeroseal completely made our second-floor cooler like the first floor because the cold air is going where it supposed to.