How to Fix Uneven Cooling in a Two Story Home

When the heat really starts to sink in here in Orlando, any amount of interruption in your comfort can be a huge source of stress. One of the worst problems we can encounter is when your cooling system is doing just fine—but only in certain areas of the home! Is your downstairs perfectly chilly, but your second floor is a sauna (or vice versa)? The experts at Greens Energy Services in Central Florida are here to help!

Don’t get stuck nursing a cooling system that can’t meet your needs. Contact our service specialists for the repair or AC replacement you need!

Finding Your Cooling Solution

This is actually a fairly common issue for two floor homes, but that doesn’t really make it always easy to find a solution to. The problem could be one of many. But the good news is that most issues are quite separate. Thing’s that go wrong with a downstairs are often much different than ones that only affect up top. We can use this knowledge to pinpoint a cause.

Causes for a Hot Bottom Floor

If the first level of your home is too hot then there are only a couple likely culprits, including:

  • Dirty or blocked vents. This is your best case sort of issue. Over time vents can just get quite gunked up, and this is much more common on ground floors where traffic is much more common. Check that all vents are clean and clear, and be sure that no furniture is blocking vents.
  • Uninsulated ductwork. This problem could technically be for either up or downstairs, but uninsulated ductwork often loses tons of conditioned air while it travels through your home. This can result in a very hot space wherever the ducts are most exposed.
  • AC malfunctions. The problem could actually be as simple as a blocked duct, which is nothing to write home about, but will require a professional repair to fix.

Causes for a Hot Top Floor

Overheated second floors are much more common, and this is for one really big reason: poorly insulated attics! Your attic space is the most critical location for high quality and reliable insulation. Without it all of the upstairs conditioned air begins to escape upward and all of the heat your roof absorbs starts to seep in.

To remedy (temporarily) this issue many homeowners turn to closing downstairs vents in order to divert more cool air upward. Don’t do this! Altering open vents disrupts proper airflow and messes up the air pressure in your home, making your cooling system overwork in order to accommodate the change. This will not only make your energy bills shoot through the roof, but will also very likely result in an eventual breakdown. Insulating is a permanent and proper solution!

The Last Hope to Fix Uneven Cooling

If none of the above prove to be your issue it may simply be time to look into a new cooling system upgrade. Air conditioners aren’t built to last forever and uneven cooling is a very common symptom of an aged or worn out cooling system. Replacing can help you cut down costs, stay more comfortable, and will offer you the reliability you’re looking for.

Call Greens for Air Conditioner Replacement in Central Florida

When you need a replacement air conditioner in the Orlando, Florida area, you can trust that the skilled specialists at Greens Energy Services will perform the job right the first time, every time. Our NATE-certified air conditioning technicians have the equipment, expertise, and knowledge to ensure your AC installation is completed quickly, correctly, and according to code. Once your replacement is complete, a Greens Energy Services supervisor will conduct a final inspection to make sure the system operates correctly—leaving you will a cool and comfortable home that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come!

Contact our air conditioning specialists today to learn how Greens Energy Services can bring cooling comfort to your home in Central Florida, including Orlando!