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One likely problem----we discovered that we have no insulation between the kitchen ceiling and the roof! Thanks for all the help, Janet
I use a Black and Decker Thermal Leak Detector to compare the temperature of the walls around rooms, windows, floors, etc. With it you can determine whether an outside wall in the kitchen is colder than one in another part of the house. Also, you can remove the cover plate on an outlet on a suspected wall and use a flashlight to check for insulation.
Was any of the ducting worked on during the remodel? Was it cleaned out afterwards? If not, that could compromise airflow. Assuming the work was permitted, it would have required inspection for insulation in most areas.
Increasing the fan speed is an indication of a not-very good furnace serviceman. Whatever that did, it did it everywhere in the house, so the kitchen would have the same relative temperature. An energy consultant can help you, and bring an IR camera that can "see" if a wall is insulated. You'll also want to "balance" the vents, which means turning down ...
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