jkrf27 wrote:I am in northeastern pa. White haven/Freeland area. The house, including the basement is about 3200 sq ft. About 80-90 yrs old. It was gutted in 1978 but insulated poorly. I have 3 doors to repplace and 3 windows. I aslo have some oil left in the tank for my steam baseboard, but I want to rid myself of the oil. I also have hydronic electric baseboard upstairs. Im not trying to heat the whole house, although that would be great, I expected the basement to be heated, along with the floor being warm( it is in some areas), and the first floor warm. I understand heat rises. It almost seems like the heat is rising to fast because I think the upstairs is more comfortable than the first??!! I have the basement door open, and 5 registers I arranged to be in the coldest areas of each room. I thought that would make a circulation. Warm air rising up the steps, and the cold air falling at the windows in each room. Just not going to plan as of now. I am planning for some ductwork.
What air path is allowing warm air to the upstairs...and can you regulate that pathway to slow down the movement? This would help improve temps on first floor.
If you have an open floor plan, then only a ceiling fan pushing down will help.