Temp. downstairs


Old 02-14-02, 04:38 PM
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Temp. downstairs

Is it common to have a temperature difference between the up & downstairs? The thermostat is upstairs and set at 68. It stays between 66-68 degrees upstairs, but it's only 60-62 downstairs.
It's a 1980 split entry home(If this matters?). The basement is finished with the exception of 1 room-where the furnace is. We
keep this door closed, & have plastic over all the windows. Neither has helped much. Should we finish off the other room? Or just turn up the thermostat?
Thanks for any advice
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Old 02-23-02, 03:35 AM
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Cranking the thermostat will warm the lower level however the upper level will be uncomfortably warm as heat rises. Install a ceiling fan in the entry to move the warmer air down the stair well to the lower level. Check the baffles in the warm air supply ducts of the basement and ensure they are fully open.

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