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Home heating issue! hot air is cold when it reaches top floor!

Hot air is cold when it reaches top floor! But all other floors including basement are fine, or have good heating! The basement ducts are all in sulated with the exception of the cold air returns!

What else could I do to help hot/warm air on its way to top (second) floor!

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Just guessing, but I'll bet your 2nd floor duct work is in the attic, and uninsulated, wrapping all attic mounted duct work with R-13 insulation and sealing it with tape will help but there is still going to be a slug of cold air pumped into the upstairs rooms each time the furnace cycles.

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