Everyone knows that heat rises, but we had extra trouble with that this past summer in our house.
Since the bedrooms in our house are on the top floor, we have to deal with the heat rising all summer long. We ended up having a really hot summer, with the temperatures up in the high nineties for most of the summer. It was a hard summer to be outside, that’s for sure. We didn’t spend much time at the beach or at the pool this year simply because the temperature was too high for us to be out there most of the time. I remember thinking that our air conditioning bills were much higher this year than normal, and that’s not something I enjoy paying, that’s for sure. The other thing was that even though the air conditioning bills seemed to be much higher than normal, the bedrooms didn’t really seem to be cooling down very well at night. Our central air conditioning system would run all night long, and yet we would be sweating and miserable in the bedrooms upstairs. I finally gave up and called the HVAC company that we do business with and they said that we probably needed to install something called zone control heating and cooling in our house. That way, we could turn off the A/C on the lower level at night but leave it turned on upstairs. I guess that seemed like a good idea to me at the time, but it hasn’t really helped us that much. I think we just need a good old fashioned window unit air conditioner.