Why Is It So Hot Upstairs? Here are a few good reasons

Just like the popular song, “It’s getting hot in here”, that could be your upper story bedroom!

  • Is your house hot upstairs but cold downstairs?
  • Does it seem impossible to maintain a consistent temperature in all the areas of your house?
  • Are you tired of struggling to get your air conditioner to perform the way it’s supposed to?

When your house is hot upstairs and cold downstairs, it’s not just uncomfortable and inconvenient. It’s also expensive and hard on your air conditioning system because you have to keep cranking it up to maintain a cool temperature upstairs.

The truth is this it is a very common problem with 2 story homes or those with basements. Many homeowners struggle with this problem. The number one of the most common air conditioning complaint with homeowners.

There are a number of reasons Why Is It So Hot Upstairs?

  • First, the downstairs area  in two-story homes is closes to the AC fan so the airflow is better down there.
  • Additionally, when the thermostat is located downstairs, it feels the cold temperature in that area and shuts down, leaving the upstairs warm.

A few things you can do to help combat this problem include considering a new duct design, closing basement registers and some downstairs registers, using ceiling fans, and ensuring proper insulation levels in the attic. Turn the fan switch on your thermostat to the on position. This will keep the fan running and mixing the air so the temperature difference isn’t so great.