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You may have noticed this phenomenon in your home this summer: the first floor gets nice and cool when you have the AC running, but the second floor stays hot! When you try to turn up the AC to make your second floor more comfortable, you wind up making the first floor too cold and paying too much on your energy bills.
Why does this happen, and more importantly, how can you fix the problem? The SmartHouse Home Performance specialists are here to help you understand.
There are actually 4 common reasons why the top floor of a home may be harder to cool. Sometimes, two or more of these reasons work in conjunction to cause this problem. You’ll discover that there are many options for cooling a hot second floor, but the solution for you is simple: just call SmartHouse for St. Louis AC service! Our expert technicians will determine the cause of your problem and give you an upfront quote.
Generally speaking, here’s why your top floor stays hot:
You don’t have to suffer through summer with a top floor that just won’t stay cool — SmartHouse can help you fix this problem to give you more evenly distributed and efficient air!
Fixing a top floor temperature problem requires analysis of causes and development of one or more engineered solutions. Contrary to popular belief, the fix almost never includes buying a larger air conditioner, so if that is your contractor’s recommendation then you might want to keep looking. If it is not practical to run additional ducts, we will sometimes recommend a “Mini Split” system to provide cool air to just the challenging areas.
Call SmartHouse for your own AC consultation today!