Second Floor Heating (or lack there-of)
I live in a two story house with two furnaces. One furnace is dedicated to the upper floor (bedrooms), and the second furnace heats the main floor and basement. I am not currently using the second floor so the heat is off. Now that the weather is getting colder (zone 6B), I am noticing cool air falling from the upper floor down the stairwell. I have a few questions:
1) In order to prevent my main furnace from working too hard to compensate for the cold air falling down the stairs, can I create a temporary barrier at the top of the stairs? I am wondering about something like putting a tension rod at the top of the stairs and draping a blanket over it to essentially create a fabric door. Or maybe there is a more elegant solution?
2) I know I’ll need to turn the upper furnace on to prevent things from freezing, but what is a good temperature setting?
Thanks for considering my questions.
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