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Why is the Second Floor so hot?

Why is the Second Floor so hot?One of the most common questions we hear this time of year is “Why is the Second Floor so hot?” Customers constantly complain that their second or third floor rooms are too warm even when the air conditioning system is running properly. So why is this?

Why is the Second Floor so hot?

Well, this happens for a couple of reasons, including:

  1. Heat Rises: Heat rises and cold air falls. That is just the way it works. All of the heat in your home rises to the top floor and tends to stay there. So your second floor will always be warmer and your basement will always be cooler.
  2. Thermostat Location: Most thermostats are located on the main floor. Because of this, once the main floor reaches your desired temperature the air conditioner will kick off, despite the second or third floor still being a few degrees above the setpoint.

So what do you do when you need the temperature on your second floor to match the temperature on the first floor? You call Fresh Air Concepts. Our mission is “To Be Your HVAC Contractor of Choice for All of Your Maryland Indoor Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Purification Quality Needs.”

We recently had a customer in Pasadena, Maryland complain their third floor loft bedroom was always hot. Fortunately, we were able to come up with a cost-effective solution. We installed a Carrier ductless mini split system in that bedroom. As the name implies, there was no duct work to run, therefore no drywall patching was necessary.

Viola. Comfort.

And don’t forget, it is never too early to ensure your heating system is ready for winter. Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means winter is right around the corner. Is your HVAC system ready?

“We recommend homeowners have their heating systems inspected every year by a qualified, licensed professional,” said Steve Yurek, president and CEO of The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. “Heating and cooling is the single biggest energy consumer in your home.”

  1. Homeowners who have their HVAC system serviced annually spend an average of $30 less every month on their heating and cooling bills.
  2. Lack of annual maintenance is the number one cause of HVAC system breakdown and costly repairs.

If you have any questions about a Furnace Maintenance Plan from Fresh Air Concepts, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Make sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as well! We are an award winning, factory authorized Carrier dealer!

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5195 Raynor Ave Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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