That scared me

My wife and I live in a two-story house situated on a fairly busy street. The house we’ve called home for the past two years has been wonderful, but it hasn’t been without issues. One big problem I have with the house is that our upstairs study is always much warmer than the rest of the house. It’s frustrating, especially when the summer heat is bearing down on the house. The remainder of our home will be a cool 74 degrees, while that single room upstairs is constantly in the eighties. We’ve tried placing box fans at the doorway of the study, cracking windows, checking seals – everything! For some reason, this room just doesn’t want to cool down. Finally we reached out to a friend of ours who’s going through certification courses to be an HVAC specialist. He told us that we could try installing a ventilator fan, which moves cold air from one room to the adjacent room. He said we could install it in the wall or floor, but we should pick whichever room cools down faster. The room below the study was the den, so we went with the floor ventilator fan. Installation was beyond us – my wife and I aren’t carpenters or contractors of any sort – so we asked our friend to help us with the install. Aside from the upfront cost of the installation, the entire project didn’t hit our wallets very hard, which was wonderful. When our friend finished and turned on the ventilator for the first time, we noticed a difference in the room within fifteen minutes. Finally, some relief! Our friend told us we should consider having some ductwork run into the room for more airflow, but this will do for now. I’m just glad we can finally use our study to do some work!

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