11:39PM | 02/02/11
Member Since: 10/08/03
36 lifetime posts
I'm down to my last straw. I cannot figure out why one room (well two) in my house will not remain higher than 58 degrees! We have a log home, with true logs on all exterior walls. Inside walls are conventional stick built. One room (spare) is above a full basement on the NE corner, 2nd level of a 3 story home. The other (master bed) is above that room taking up the entire east end of the house. The other rooms are "warm" even the other room under the master next to the spare. I don't know why. I sealed every crevice and crack on the logs, around the windows, even at the ceiling and on the subfloor. I insulated the 2 outlets on the exterior wall, but since the logs are 8 inches thick there is really no need. The logs are sealed between inside and out, and the windows are Marvin wood and in good shape. There seems to be some air infiltration around the sash weatherstripping but smoke tests don't show much. It is at 0 outside, but even when it warms to 30 it is still very cold in there. I'm starting to believe its haunted. I have not checked for gaps near the sill plate yet cuz I am on crutches and haven't had a chance, but are there any other suggestions for what I could check out? Its heated by forced air furnace by the way, but the air is luke warm. Always has but the room never seemed this cold.


06:25AM | 02/03/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
649 lifetime posts
I would make sure the dampers that supply those rooms are fully open and throttle back the others half way for starters. Also the duct runs could be leaking and uninsulated. You might want to get a competent heating person out to evaluate the situation. If the air is blowing out lukewarm that tells me it's cooling off before it gets to those rooms.


05:06PM | 02/03/11
Member Since: 01/05/11
18 lifetime posts
I agree. You might also have a heating system that just isn't powerful enough to heat the whole house. Have you checked the visible duct work to make sure that the seams are still sealed? A few years ago we had a similar issue and it was traced to the heat escaping into the space between the floor and ceiling of the two levels through a loose joint.


11:25PM | 02/17/11
Member Since: 03/24/08
62 lifetime posts
Have you had a heating company inspect it? I also think the furnace might not be powerful enough.


05:42PM | 05/04/11
Member Since: 05/04/11
11 lifetime posts
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07:14PM | 07/30/11
Member Since: 06/22/11
27 lifetime posts
I would get someone to come over and check it out. You said you might think it's haunted. Actually, you might be right. Some people choose to believe it, some don't. But the presence of a spirit is very cold. And many haunted locations are known for different areas of the house to be frigged cold. Keep us updated!
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