There are some days in the summer that tend to get hot and humid. But so long as your air conditioning system is properly cared for and well-maintained, then your home should stay cool and comfortable throughout the season. If you notice a higher temperature on your second floor despite it being relatively cool on the main floor, this can be caused by several factors. Our team at Schmitt talks more about this below.
The Usual Causes
You might think that your HVAC system is to blame for not properly providing cold air to your second floor, but this is hardly the case, as there may be other issues in your home that are more to blame. These can vary from leaks in your ductwork to deteriorating insulation. Hot temperatures on your second floor can even be caused by a roof that doesn’t reflect the sun’s heat as effectively as it should.
How to Address the Issue
The first step in fixing the problem is to identify what’s causing it. This can be difficult if you do it on your own, so be sure to work with a professional heating and cooling technician who can do a thorough inspection of your HVAC system. This means they’ll check your ductwork and insulation, as well as your HVAC system’s condition.
There are also some solutions you can try for making your upper floor cooler. One of the easiest ways is to change your air filter, as it can restrict airflow if it’s dirty and clogged. You can also redirect more airflow to your second floor. You’ll need to locate your HVAC system’s dampers on the ducts leading from your basement to the main floor and close them halfway. This should direct more airflow to your second floor.
Our locally-trusted professionals at Schmitt are your best choice for all your HVAC service needs. Give us a call at (415) 689-7849 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve homeowners in San Francisco and neighboring areas.