New build too hot?

Old 03-20-17, 05:32 AM
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New build too hot?

I am in the process of closing on the build. However, I have two questions:
  1. The second floor was 77 degrees while it was only 80 degrees outside. That strikes me as being too hot. I've been in well-insulated houses and they don't get that hot. Does this seem reasonable?
  2. There was a 5-degree temperature difference between the 1st and 2nd floor. Is that normal?

About the new build:
  • the AC has never been run. The fan *might* be on.
  • it has a single unit but is dual zoned
Old 03-20-17, 06:12 AM
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Yes, if the cooling is off it would be normal for the 2nd floor to be warmer.
Old 03-21-17, 01:47 PM
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Two floors two units. That is the only way to keep everything the same temp.
Old 03-21-17, 03:09 PM
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My house is well insulated and the inside temperature lags 24+ hours behind the outside temp. So in the shoulder seasons when we have the HVAC turned off the temperature outside yesterday has more affect on the current inside temperature today.

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