I am sweating, please help!

Old 01-11-10, 12:15 PM
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I am sweating, please help!

I have a hydronic boiler, baseboard heat and when it was serviced last I was told that it was all in 1 zone for the upstairs and downstairs. Why would the downstairs be 60 degrees and the upstairs be 85 degrees? If I touch the baseboards downstairs they are just warm, and If I touch them upstairs they are hot. Is there something wrong or is this normal? Thanks in advance.
Old 01-11-10, 12:21 PM
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Something wrong. They may be a bit warmer on the second floor but not too much. What is the layout. One thermostat, any balancing valves?
Is the upstairs hotter when the thermostat is not calling. Oil or gas. Any domestic demand?
Old 01-11-10, 05:01 PM
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Do you know if there are any 'flow control' valves? (i.e. check valves) that maybe the service guy opened and forgot to close again?

Is this a 'new to you' heating system? or have you lived in the home for a while and this is a new development?

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