My Upstairs is Too HOT!

The Solution

We propose these measures as the most cost-effective path to solve the hot upstairs problem. Estimated pricing is based on average projects. Some customers take a step-by-step approach and others want to have everything done at once.

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QuietCool Whole House Fan

The QuietCool Whole House Fan, is usually the single most effective measure to cool down hot

upstairs bedrooms. To learn more about Whole House Fans and ventilation cooling, visit my other website: www.FanInstaller.com.

Whole House Fans use natural cool air to cool your home and ventilate the attic.



Radiant Barrier

Radiant barrier is like "magic". It applies directly to the under-side of your roof and stops heat before it enters the attic. I became excited about radiant barrier heat blocker after working in several attics that had it installed. They were dramatically cooler so I decided to offer this product to my customersl. Every material transmits or radiates heat--some better than others. This ability is described being between 0 and 1. Materials like glass and black tar paper radiate heat at a factor of about .97, which is high. Natural wood radiates heat at a factor of about .85 which is also high. Radiant barrier radiates heat poorly at a rate of .19. By covering the wood of your attic with radiant barrier we immediately reduce the amount of heat transferred into your attic. That's why it works.

 

Attic Ventilation

Attics need to breathe. Air flows through an attic and carries heat out with it.  Most attics are under-ventilated and this is a large part of the problem. It may be solved by installing additional attic vents or an attic fan.




Attic Insulation

There are several options to insulate your attic
  
  1. Spray Foam on the under-side of your roof Spray Foam on the under-side of your roof and the side-walls of your attic will STOP the heat before it gets in there!






 

2. Air-seal the attic deck

Most homes have huge air leaks between the living space and attic. This may be corrected with a layer of spray foam on the attic deck or spot treatment with foam.





3. Loose-fill insulation Most attics already have some bulk insulation. This can be upgraded with a layer of loose-fill insulation.







 

Inject Foam Into Hot Walls

South and West facing walls tend to be the hottest because they catch most of the afternoon sun. We can inject these walls with foam and stop the heat transfer through them






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Windows 
Windows are often one of the first things people replace, but can be one of the most expensive measures. 

A/C duct zone control 
Before you spend money on upgrading your air conditioner, try re-doing the duct work with zone control so you can isolate and cool rooms as needed.

 Upgraded A/C 
 Hopefully by the time you have properly insulated your home, you won't need to shell out the big bucks for a new air conditioning system. You won't need it!

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