Uneven Temperatures Between Floors
Hi – Kind of a boring question.
Old craftsman – with recent air sealing and extra attic insulation
The house is new to me – this is my first spring here
The weather has been nice lately – a little warm during the day but cool at night. However it’s been a little uncomfortably warm for sleeping overnight yet when I come down stairs to make coffee in the morning the first floor feels nice and cool. I checked the upstairs vs downstairs thermostats this morning and was surprised to see a 3 degree difference 68 and 71. Bedroom window was open with a ceiling fan on, downstairs was closed up. Not a big deal right now but, in a month or two might get unpleasant.
I’m a bit confused about what’s happening here, how to diagnose it and what to do about it.
– Is the attic just holding a ton of heat and slowly radiating through the insulation and ceiling all night?
– The roof just has ridge vents, would a powered gable vent be a good idea?
What other intel can a provide to help isolate the cause?
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