I have forced hot air and one thermostat on the second floor. The first floor of my house is close to 10 degrees colder than the second. I had my furnace looked at and was told it was fine and all of the ducts and vents are fine as well. The probelm is the great difference in heat. I have to set the thermostat to 80 on the second floor to get 71 in my LR and 65 in the kitchen (and it is an open floor plan so it does not make sense the 4 degree difference on the same floor). Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: First floor of house is cold
The thermostat will turn your furnace on and off to satisfy the temperature setting at the location where the thermostat is located. If you move the thermostat to the first floor and set the thermostat at say seventy, it should keep the furnace on until the temperature near the thermostat hits seventy degrees.
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if there is no control of air movement between floors and you have it on cooling then any cold air will go down to the lower floor
or alternately if you have it set on heating all the hot air will rise to the upper floor
where is the system located (upstairs or down stairs ) and where is the thermostat located
to get control close any upstairs to down stairs doors or erect a heavy curtain across the stair well
With a two story house you have to be aware that cold air flows downwards so any cold air coming from an ac unit will flow downstairs( normally down the stairway) so unless you can close off the down stairs then the up stairs unit will be cooling downstairs as well. Ac units have a thermostat located in the air intake and it cools until the cold air has risen to that point. In effect the space above the ac unit will be hotter than the floor. Knowing how they work ,you can see that the upstairs unit will never reach the set temperature because the cold air is continually heating from the house and will never get to the top thermostat.
So your solutions are
1-- fit controls that restrict the cold air from leaving the upper floor (Doors)
2--don't run the upper ac unit unless you are living up there (waste of money
)3 place an ac in each upper room and keep the room door closed
Sounds like the water pump is cavitating . Replace water pump. Check coolant level also. Open the bleeder valve usually located on thermostat housing to remove air from system. close valve when coolant is present while filling. close radiator cap and top off recovery bottle to correct level. These engines are prone to overheating, do not let temp gauge get in the red.
If your thermostat has an emergency heat setting this means you have a heat pump system.
Yes you need to set the thermostat to heat for heating the house.
The emergency heat setting should never be used unless your outside unit is not functioning.
The emergency heat setting overides the heat pump (the outside unit will not be energized).
The emergency heat setting will run the auxillary heat (heat strips) only.
When the thermostat is set in the heat position the heat pump will run to heat your house.
If the heat pump can't keep up (extreme cold) then then the auxillary heat will kick in to augment the heat pump until it satisfies the thermostat settings. If your room temperature gets 2 degrees below your thermostat setpoint, your auxillary heat will kick on. Example, say you are going to be gone a couple of days and you turn your heat down to 60 degrees. When you return and it is 60 degrees in your house, you turn the thermostat up to 70 degrees. Since you are turning the temperature up 2 degrees or more (10 degrees in this case) from the 60 degree room temperature then the heat pump will come on and the auxillary heat strips. The unit will continue heating like this until the temperature in the house gets to 69 degrees and the heat strips will turn off and the heat pump will continue to run until the 70 degree setpoint is reached.
Hope this helps.
Remember it is always colder at the floor level, the heater is pretty close to temp when it is above 40 degrees outside, but as the temperature gets colder outside so does the temperature at the floor level in your house because heat rises.
I use my house furnace thermostat mounted half way up the wall as a guide, When the temp outside is in the teens, I have seen as much difference between the floor temp on the heater and the wall to be 4-6 degrees different. So this means as the tempurature outside drops you need to regulate the thermostat on the heater downward to compensate for the colder floor temperatures.
operating temp should be from 195 to 215 degrees.
colder than 195 and the fuel eccon will be low.
above 220 either there is low water flow ( plugged Radiator) or poor air flow accross radiator.
At 260 you are too hot.
a stuck closed thermostst will run hot
a stuck open thermostat will run cold at high speed (50 mph)
I have the same issue with a G21Q4-5-100-1 model lennox. House drops 8 - 10 degrees. I have 3 thermostats and all react the same way. I was told by service tech that the Ignition Coontrol Module is bad and acting intermittanely. ???