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My husband and I live in a two-story home. We bought the home almost two years ago and are approaching our second winter and I hate our furnace. I set the thermostat to 73 degrees. It heats the upstairs to 83 while the down stairs stays about 63. Our bedrooms are upstairs so it is very hot at night. Even if we turn the thermostat way down, before bed, it doesn’t cool down upstairs. Meanwhile, the downstairs gets freezing. I understand that warm air rises but there has got to be a way to get my furnace to heat the top and bottom floors more evenly. We tried closing the vents upstairs but then no part of the house got heated despite the furnace running all day. I am at a loss as to what to do. I have been looking into heated flooring as I think this might help solve the problem. Online, a lot of people say they have solved heating problems similar to mine with heated floors. But it seems like a lot of work is involved. I mean, they will have to tear out all my existing floors, upstairs and down. Our bedroom has this antique hard wood that I would hate to destroy. Another option might be zone control for up and down stairs or maybe redoing my ducts or furnace system. But still, hot air rises and I don’t know if this would solve the problem. I keep going back from one solution to the next. I think we will have to have an HVAC technician out. Maybe they can help guide us in the right direction before winter hits again.

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