Heat pump on 2nd floor, will heat below?

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Old 02-22-20, 06:08 AM
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Heat pump on 2nd floor, will heat below?

We have a two story house, thinking about placing an electric heat pump at the top of our stairs on the 2nd floor. From there, it could cool the 2nd floor and heat it during the spring/fall. We were hoping that it would heat the downstairs but am not sure that will work knowing that heat rises.

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Old 02-22-20, 06:54 AM
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Is this because your having problems conditioning the second floor of your home?
What kind of unit are you considering, a mini split?
 
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I believe that it would be a mini-split. We want it for the heat in the spring/fall. A/C is nice to have in the summer but not 100% needed.
 
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Is this to solve a comfort issue your having with the second floor?
 
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Old 02-23-20, 06:07 AM
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No... it's to provide heat during the spring/fall, the AC is just a bonus in the summer. We have a ventless gas fireplace that I am trying to use less that's on the 1st floor. We also have hot water baseboard throughout the house but like to offset that with a secondary source.
 
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Don't expect the heat pump to do much, if any, toward heating the downstairs unless you put return ducts down there. Even with returns downstairs, trying to pull warm air down doesn't work well.
 
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OK- thank you- it doesn't sound like it would be money well spent then.
 
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