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My Upstairs is Too HOT!

The Solution

We do more than just QuietCool Whole House Fans. Insulation is also necessary to keep your upstairs rooms from getting too hot. This list shows you the most cost-effective measures available to take control of your upstairs temperature.

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

Spray Foam Insulation


-Foam insulation is used to create a “semi-conditioned” attic
-Foam is spray applied to the under-side of the roof
-This high-performance insulation stops heat before it gets in the attic
-Attic temperatures are cooler and this helps HVAC equipment work efficiently.
-Roof temperatures in the summer can exceed 150 degrees.
-Foam reduces heat transfer into the attic by 90%

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.

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!