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Hallway leading to downstairs is always much warmer than anywhere else

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Hallway leading to downstairs is always much warmer than anywhere else

Have a side door and a small landing (like 8-10 sqft) with stairs going down to the basement and then a door leading to the main house (always closed).

Regardless of the time of year, the basement is always cold. So we heat the upstairs and the basement is still cold, and we cool the upstairs and the basement is still cold.. but... that small landing/hallway is always very hot/humid. Even in the winter, the basement is cold, that hallway would be warmer then the main area of the house.

Any possible ideas on why this would be or how to potentially fix it? You'd think if there was a air leak/weak seal somewhere around the door it would be cold in the winter but it's literally just always the hottest/warmest part of the house.

Any ideas?
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Physics is one reason. Hot air naturally rises and cold air falls because warm air is less dense. The basement is the lowest point, so that is where the cold air will naturally go.
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jdmfishingonly wrote: Physics is one reason. Hot air naturally rises and cold air falls because warm air is less dense. The basement is the lowest point, so that is where the cold air will naturally go.
Why is it warmer then the main area of the house? There's only one door that separates it?

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