My high school physics teacher, Mr. Ploplys, said you can’t fight physics. Hot air is always rising and cold air is always falling. If you live in a townhome, you know first-hand how this gets worse as you walk to the upper floors. The laws of physics apply, but we can at least help!
One way to win the fight for comfort in your home is air movement. Set your thermostat fan setting from “auto” to “on” to constantly mix up and redistribute that hot and cold air. Properly sized and multi-stage or modulating air conditioners will help with this as well (see below).
Hot Roofs and Attics
Temperatures in poorly ventilated and poorly insulated attics can easily reach 140 degrees F or more making a sauna seem breezy. Ensure your attic is well ventilated and insulated or that heat will make your top floor uncomfortable.