What you’re experiencing is stratification
– your upstairs is warmer because heat rises.
Balancing upstairs and downstairs temperatures is a common and frustrating challenge for homeowners, especially since a single thermostat generally controls the temperature throughout the house. That would be like controlling all the lights in your house with one light switch!
3 things you can do:
- Install a zone control system, which will divide your house into as many zones as you want. Each zone has its own thermostat, so you can control the temperature in each zone independently.
- Replace your system’s PSC motor with an energy-efficient Evergreen ECM motor. The ECM motor is made to run constantly at low speed, which keeps air circulating through your house at all times. Constant air flow makes a tremendous difference in moderating the temperature throughout your house.
- If your system is older than 10 years, you might just need to upgrade to a new, high-efficiency system powered by Genteq ECM technology.
Ask your contractor
Would I benefit from installing a zoning system? Should I upgrade to a system with ECM technology?