Why Your Second Floor Is So Hot During the Summer Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada
It is normal for a home’s temperature to vary in between rooms to an extent, however, if the difference is more than a few degrees, it is not normal and it may indicate an underlying problem.
Homeowners that feel an uncomfortable difference as they go up or down a level should have their HVAC system inspected. Such a noticeable difference may mean that an air conditioning unit is too small, that it needs to be repaired, or that there is a leak somewhere in the house.
If there is a leak in your insulation it’s important to address it sooner rather than later. Running an air conditioning unit during the summer, with leaking air, is literally as useful as burning money. The longer such a problem goes unnoticed the more money that you will lose in the long run. Not to mention that a new temperature variance could signal unit troubles, aside from insulation problems.
It’s always best to catch an AC unit problem early on. Aside from saving money on a repair, versus waiting for a unit to get to the point it needs to be replaced, you’ll also be more comfortable fixing it early on. After all, who wants to wait until their unit breaks down to call a technician?
And when it comes to answering why your second floor is hotter, there’s no way to really know until an inspection is conducted. At times, it could just be an older roof that doesn’t reflect the sun’s heat well or a dirty filter. But for other times, it could be a malfunctioning unit as mentioned above.
At A-Tech Heating and Cooling we are dedicated to providing homeowners with the most comfortable and affordable solutions available. When other HVAC companies might recommend installing a brand new AC unit, we take an attic-fan into consideration. We do everything within our power to narrow down a good solution for your own specific needs and your wallet.
Additionally, all of the work we put into inspecting your home, examining available options, and creating a quote is free to you. Just give us a call at 702-489-5500 and we will setup an appointment for a quote at a convenient time for you.
From the moment we receive a call to the moment we complete an appointment we are completely dedicated to your comfort. It’s that simple!
Our scheduling process always prioritizes your work and time availability, ensuring that even the appointment time itself is comfortable for you.
An Affordable Solution for Cooling the Second Floor
Homes with basements will often have an HVAC damper that controls the first floor’s airflow. Closing this damper halfway will reduce the amount of air pushed onto the first floor, and it will also increase the air pressure and amount of air that gets to the top.
Sometimes all it takes to balance the temperature between two levels is properly balancing the airflow damper. This is one of the options we never fail to share with homeowners, and suggest trying, since it often reduces the need for spending money on other solutions.
When an HVAC first floor damper is not available, or when this solution does not work, there are still a variety of options left. Sometimes cooling the second floor may be best accomplished with a zone control air conditioning system, while at other times a home may call for an additional unit.
In the same way that we have to be present in your home to understand why the second floor is hotter, we also can’t fix the problem without becoming familiar with it.
At times, a second floor may be hotter because the thermostat is placed too low on the first floor. At other times, the sun may hit the thermostat at a certain time of day that causes it to report a hotter temperature and overwork the AC unit. These are trivial problems, but it takes an in-home inspection and a trained eye to identify and rectify such things.
And in addition to providing options for cooling your second floor, we also provide cost estimates for those options. Not just the estimate to get the work done, but an estimate of how much your desired solution is going to cost in the long run.
For example, an extra unit may sound like a great idea but it can nearly double operating costs. Such a solution isn’t recommended unless absolutely necessary.
To give us a chance to learn more about your needs and setup a free quote, give us a call at 702-489-5500.