Help Me Warm Our Upstairs During Winter
Many homes across the country are much colder upstairs than they are downstairs. In thinking about this, homes that are colder upstairs are just the opposite of what you would expect. Since warm air rises, you'd expect warmer air on the second floor because warm air rises. Homes that have lower temperatures on the 2nd floor, must have other factors. These factors cause the uncomfortable conditions on the upper floor of the home.
Homes that are colder and uncomfortable upstairs in winter lose heat faster on the second floor than the heating system can replace it. As a result, these homes have too much heat loss on the second floor. Or, these homes have too little heat supply from the furnace. For some homes, both issues exist. Additionally, increasing the heat supply to the second floor raises heating costs. Therefore, it is always wise to try to reduce heat losses first. Only when reducing as much heat loss as possible will not fully eliminate the problem should options for adding additional heat to the second floor should be considered.
The Solution is as easy as 1, 2, 3
The GreenHomes approach for increasing the comfort of your home, lowering your heating/cooling costs, raising your home’s efficiency while eliminating any health or safety problems in your home is simple and straightforward. It all starts with GreenHomes helping you better understand the most common underlying causes of energy, comfort and health problems in homes and the corresponding solutions often used in the industry.
GreenHomes believes home energy projects are far more successful when the homeowners better understand the problems and possible solutions for their home. That is why we help you learn about the issues you would like to resolve in your home and then step you through a process to resolve those problems. At GHA, we believe it is easier for homeowners to plan home energy projects and then execute them to get long lasting results if you are more knowledgeable about the root causes of the problem and solutions successfully used in the industry. Let us show you how to: