Room is Too Hot

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Room is Too Hot

Postby marie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:46 pm

My bedroom is facing west. The drapery has lining. It still gets very hot in the summer afternoon even with the A/C on. Any solutions for it?
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby Kate » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:07 pm

Plant a couple of shade trees to get the sun off the western glass. Other options are to install solar screens, or reflective shades to lower heat gain.
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby marie » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:58 am

Yea! Why didn't I think of it?! A tree! I have space to plant one. What a simple way to solve a big problem! Thanks!
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby Pete » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:16 pm

Trees! Yes! When we first moved into our new house, our bedrooms facing west were so hot that we did not use our rooms much until the evening. Ten years later, the two trees we planted are giving the bedrooms so much shade that the temperature in the room has come down at least 25 degrees. We can go in there any time of the day. We got our rooms back. Amazing trees!
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby Kate » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:20 am

Actually, deciduous trees work better. They block the sun in the hot days of summer. In the winter the sun warms the rooms.
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby pres » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:55 pm

Our south facing rooms used to be very warm in the summer afternoon. It was very comfortable in the winter. I just noticed our neighbor's redwood trees are blocking the sun that the rooms are no longer warm in the afternoon this summer. It is a lot cooler than before. I wonder how it is going to be like in the winter. I may need a space heater there?!
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby LindseyW » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:20 pm

It's going to take some time for the trees to get big enough to provide shade. You could get an awning that will block the sun when it is high in the sky. The other option would be to get baffles installed on your ductwork. The baffles would close off the rest of the house allowing the cool air to flow into just the hot room or zone. When the temperatures get cool enough, the baffles would adjust and keep the zones the right temperatures. Also, make sure you keep the furnace filters clean as that will help a lot.
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby shameem007 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:14 am

You can also use shading on the part of your room that is directly shine by sunlight. You can as a carpenter to do extension of the roof where sunlight directly hits.
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby Amarion8100 » Sat May 12, 2012 10:38 am

The temperature conditions within the living space can cause some amount of air circulation by convection.
Insulation is really important in any home.You should be insulate your home roofs.
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Re: Room is Too Hot

Postby Adan8100 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:35 am

Just follow these points:
1.Add underfloor insulation
2.Air seal all leakages in a house
3.Add attic insulation
4.Add exterior wall insulation
You can solve this problem easily.
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