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Old 07-18-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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In my case,I have a two story home with a unit on each floor.My problem is,I can't figure out what to set the thermostat at especially on the second floor.The second floor seem to go on more than the first,my house dose not keep the heat or cool in so I think maybe thats the problem.Why?the second floor temperature goes up to 89 degrees and first 85,what should I DO?
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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In my case,I have a two story home with a unit on each floor.My problem is,I can't figure out what to set the thermostat at especially on the second floor.The second floor seem to go on more than the first,my house dose not keep the heat or cool in so I think maybe thats the problem.Why?the second floor temperature goes up to 89 degrees and first 85,what should I DO?
unless you can completely partition your second floor there will always be a difference in temperature between first and second floor. in my house, there is always a difference of 5-6 degrees between first and second floor. i can feel the temperature change as i climb up the stairs; usually can feel it getting warm as i cross the 4th or 5th step.

if you are going to be upstairs at night, you can set your second floor to 78 and first to 80 or higher. during day time when you are downstairs most of the time, set your downstairs to 78 and upstairs to 80. this won't necessarily mean both will turn on and off at the same time but you could minimize your monthly bill based on your actual need.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Cranford NJ
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You didn't say what type of system is in your home, so, I am assuming that you are referring to a forced hot air system with central air running through the same ducts. These systems do not have *zones*. With your set up, it is somewhat difficult to adjust separate areas to equalize temperatures. One thing to remember is that hot air rises. So, in the winter time, you should be blowing more air to the first floor, and vice versa for summer time, because cold air sinks. This can be accomplished through the use of a damper. If you have someone that is competant in this field, they could either show you where the damper is and how to open and close it, or they can install one for you.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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A lot also has to do with the number of ducts running to a particular room, as well as how a one-zone system's air distribution has been "balanced".

For instance, even though it may be counterintuitive, one of the two coolest rooms in my house during the summertime is the master bedroom, on the second floor. While I did not specify that this is the way that I wanted the air distribution to be balanced, it works out very nicely for me.

Of course, that also means that the master bedroom is one of the two warmest rooms during the winter, but since I turn the thermostat down to ~63 degrees overnight in the winter, the heat factor in the bedroom does not interfere with sleep.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Too hot upstairs is a common problem many of our homeowner customers face (refer to [url=http://www.arzel.com/common-zoning-scenarios.php]Common Zoning Scenarios[/url] for common home comfort challenges a zoning system can correct)Zoning systems, like ours, can correct the temperature variances between floors or other common comfort challenges. When you use a programmable thermostat, you can see savings of up to 30% based on how you are using your system. (Setting the temperature back at night or when the home is unoccupied, etc)

Two heating and cooling systems do not correct uneven temperature problems because they can't control where the air goes when its needed. Cool air still falls and warm rises, so unless you can direct your airflow with a zoning control system like Arzel's, you will still battle the some comfort problems. Zoning systems put the air where its needed, when its needed much like how you use the electric in your home. You turn on and off the lights in a room dependent upon if it is occupied. Any licensed HVAC contractor can install our system in about a day without needing to reconfigure your duct work. For more information, please visit our site at [url=http://www.arzel.com]Arzel.com - The True Comfort Experts[/url]. Hope this helps! -Colleen Weston, Director of Marketing, Arzel Zoning Technology
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