Do I need insulation between interior floors?

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Old 07-03-04, 04:46 PM
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Do I need insulation between interior floors?

In a house I just bought, there is R13 insulation between the first & second floors on the inside of the house. It seems to me that all that will do is keep too much heat on the first floor, limiting it to the second. I would like to remove it. Is there any reason for it to stay? Which is better, remove it or leave it, and why?

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Old 07-03-04, 05:19 PM
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Id let it alone for sound and to help hold some of the heat down on the first floor in winter.


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Thanks. Well, when we were looking at the house before buying, it was the middle of winter and one thing I noticed was that while the first floor WAS hot, the second floor was much more moderate. It's a single zone heating system, so I think removing it will actually create a better balance. Yes? No? Any other opinions?

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Old 07-04-04, 10:04 AM
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Id try it in the winter time first. Most with one heat ac unit. Say its to hot up there in the summer and down is to cold in the winter all the heat gous up. SOOOOO try it first



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That certainly makes sense. The only trouble is that right now, the house is gutted and I can get to everything now... *sigh*

Decision time, I guess.

Thanks,

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Old 07-12-04, 02:28 PM
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I would think it better to re-zone the heat and keep the insulation.
 
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IMO the R-13 made it there for one reason or another. Most likely for sound if this is of no importance pull it. If you find later it is important you can blow it.
 
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I just realized that it IS a two zone system. Now this makes more sense to me. Thanks, all.

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