I live in a realtively small, 1.5 story (the upper floor is a loft is only about 1/2 as big as the ground floor) condo/townhouse. The main heating cooling duct runs between foors and thus has vents in the ceiling on the ground floor, and vents in the floor on the second level. The problem with the A/C is that I can keep the ground floor relatively cool but the upstairs is hot. There is plenty of cold air coming out of the floor vents upstairs, but the cold air just sinks to the floor and doesn’t circulate. The obvious answer, I guess, would just be a fan.
- Is this the best answer, or should my HVAC sysem be performing better?
- Is there a certain kind of fan I can get that would maximize lifting/circulating this cold air?
- Do they make special fans where the intake would be angled down and the approx size of a floor vent? And blow the air horizontally? I realize I could lay any fan on its back over the vent, but then it would just blow the air straight up.
- Any thing I’m not thinking of?
BTW, I have the exact opposite problem in the winter with the heat.