Having a two-story house is convenient and enjoyable until the hot weather arrives. According to the physics laws, hot air rises and allows cool air to remain closer to the ground. This phenomenon makes the top floor of the building hotter than the other rooms. Therefore, staying in your upstairs rooms can be pretty uncomfortable during summer. However, you do not have to stay in the overwhelming heat, no matter what AC you use. With the simple techniques that our experts at Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing employ, you can have a relaxed environment in your entire house.
How to Cool Your Upstairs Rooms
From our years of experience, we have found ways to help you attain comfortable temperatures for all your floors. Our focus at Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is to help you achieve quality living in all seasons. The upper floor may have excessive heat due to a faulty air conditioner, heat absorption by the roof, or lack of proper ventilation. No matter the reason for this uneven cooling, we are always ready to help you bring the temperatures down. Here are some tips that may help you improve your air conditioning at the peak of summer.
Maintain your AC in Good Shape
One way to ensure adequate cooling is ensuring that your unit is fully functional. Avoid staying for several years without routine maintenance checks. Neglecting your system may cause you to have major issues that may hinder the proper flow of cooled air. When our experts arrive at your house, we will inspect all the unit parts and perform any required minor repairs. Our goal is to ensure the system functions optimally and that the cool air gets distributed evenly in all the rooms.
Window Air Conditioner
If you have a faulty AC unit or your home does not use a central AC, you should consider purchasing a window AC unit. You can fix it on one of the main windows for it to function at its best. The best placement for this system is on a corridor window so that the air will circulate freely to several rooms on the floor.
Remember to place it upstairs since this is where you experience more heat. When the air on the top floor gets cooled, it will automatically flow to the lower floor, thus distributing the cool breeze everywhere.
You can also add a fan to complement your AC unit. Whether you have a ceiling or floor fan, it will help to circulate the air faster and create a more relaxed environment. If you are using a floor fan, you can strategically place it facing the AC unit so that it will blow the hot air into the air conditioner. When it gets into the system, the unit will cool the air before releasing it back into the room. This operation ensures that the hot air does not remain in the rooms long.
An alternative technique is placing the fan facing the door to the other rooms. The fan helps to direct the cool air out of the room with the AC to the other rooms that need cooling. This aid ensures that the cool air travels faster to the other rooms.
Ventless Air Conditioners
These ACs work like humidifiers by releasing humid air into the atmosphere. The hot, dry air gets absorbed and passes through a moistened filter. The vapor-laden air then returns to the room, where the moisture evaporates to create a cooling effect. However, our experts at Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing advise using this system only for dry areas. If you use it in a humid environment, it will cause excessive moisture in the air, which eventually becomes more uncomfortable.
Ventless air conditioners are beneficial in saving on electricity usage since they use significantly lesser power than regular ACs. They come with a container that can carry gallons of water which means they can run for quite a long time without requiring you to refill them. These systems ensure that your air is moist, comfortable, and cool.
If you have an older air conditioning model, you may require updating your thermostat for efficiency. A programmable thermostat will help you set a daily schedule of temperature regulation at different times of the day. For example, you can program the system to decrease the room temperatures to a certain level during the hotter hours of the day.
Due to the technology involved, you will not always have to go to adjust the temperatures whenever the heat increases. This feature also benefits saving on power consumption. According to our experts at Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you should reduce the temperatures by about 10 degrees for about six to eight hours daily. This will cause a decrease in the amount of power used to run the system and eventually lower your electricity bill.
Partially Closing Downstairs Vents
Our years of experience in the industry have helped our experts to learn some tricks in controlling the amount of cool air that flows upwards. We usually advise our clients to partially close the lower floor registers to limit the amount of cool air getting into those rooms. Nature helps the downstairs rooms remain cool by allowing the cool air to stay on the bottom. Therefore, when you partially block the vents, you will experience more cold air moving upstairs.
Closing or Opening Doors
We know that most people say that you should close the doors of the rooms you don’t use to prevent cool air from flowing there. However, our expert knowledge tells us otherwise. Closing the doors to the extra rooms only works if you are using the window AC units. This action will ensure you maximize the cold air blowing into the home.
On the flip side, if you are using the central AC unit, you should open all the doors. This unit works by supplying cooled air to the entire residence. Closing the door to one or more rooms may make the system ineffective and bring congestion to the whole floor.
Keep the Curtains Closed
Keeping blinds and curtains open performs two roles; allowing the light and heat of the sun into the rooms. Therefore, when you open the blinds on a hot day will make the heat in the room increases. Our experts at Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing usually advocate closing the curtains to keep the heat away and allow the AC cool the rooms effectively. The binds will act as insulators to keep the cool air inside the house and prevent the hot air from coming in.
Hot days can be pretty unbearable if you do not have an effective cooling system. That’s why our Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing technicians come up with ways to help you achieve comfortable temperatures for quality living. We ensure that you enjoy comfort every day despite the scorching summer sun by repairing, upgrading, and performing routine maintenance on your AC units. We also perform plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services for the ultimate comfort lifestyle in your Norcross residence. Our broad spectrum of services has helped us gain popularity in the area since we help many people live comfortably 365 days a year. We guarantee the best services from the first appointment.
Contact Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today and enjoy quality home temperatures all year round.