How To Effectively Set Your Thermostat For A Multi-Story Home

Homeowners always want to balance their desire to be comfortable in the summer with lower AC bills. This can be especially challenging in a multi-story house since the temperature on each floor could differ. Warm air rises, so upper floors will inevitably be hotter than lower levels. So how can you stay cool without skyrocketing cooling costs? The information below explains how to make your home comfortable without dramatically increasing energy bills.

Install Multiple Thermostats

Most homes, including new ones, have just one thermostat on the first floor. You should have a thermostat on every floor to properly zone them. Without a thermostat on every floor, it is unlikely that you can guarantee what the temperature will be on each of them.

Certified Service of Burbank, CA, installs programmable and smart thermostats. We can help you get your home zoned adequately so that it’s at its most comfortable.

Thermostat Settings for the Summer

In the summer, you should set the temperature to what you want on the thermostat located on the uppermost floor. Each floor below that should be set two degrees cooler. This creates what’s called a temperature cascade.

The upper floor will reach the temperature on the thermostat. From there, the cool air on the upper floor will fall as warm air rises, cooling your lower floors. With this method, your home will have almost the same temperature on every floor.

Thermostat Settings for the Winter

In the winter, set your thermostats up in the opposite direction. The thermostat on the lowest floor should be set the warmest and the top floor the lowest temperature. The lowest floor will reach your desired temperature, and warm air will rise to heat the upper floors.

Certified Service has been helping people with their heating and cooling needs in Sherman Oaks and surrounding areas since 1972. We perform air conditioner installations, AC repairs, and AC tune-ups. We also provide heating services, heat pump repair and installation as well as ductless AC mini-split services. We also do light commercial and industrial HVAC services. Please call us today for any of your heating and cooling needs.

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