Uneven Heating is Making Your Comfort Inconsistent
Discovering uneven heating in your home is easy once you know what signs to look for.
Have you ever walked into a room in your house and noticed how much colder it is?
What about the times you’ve woken up sweating because your room is suddenly much hotter than everywhere else in your home?
Some of your issues may include:
- Drastic differences in temperature in rooms
- Poor energy efficiency
- Lack of warm or cool airflow
If these concerns seem familiar, your home may be suffering from uneven heating and forcing you to surrender your comfort. Luckily, you may have a much simpler solution to these hot and cold spots than you anticipated.
One of the more common reasons for uneven heating is that your HVAC unit is either too big or too small for your home. When your unit is improperly sized, it guarantees that you’ll be faced with inconsistent temperatures throughout your home until you consult with a professional and get one that’s the right fit. An A1 professional will properly calculate the correct heating and cooling load for your home, and advise you on what size unit you really need.
Another issue you may be facing is a problem with your air ducts. As we’ve previously outlined, you should be getting your ducts cleaned every 6-7 years, and doing so may resolve the issue of uneven heating in your home.
A trickier problem arises when your air ducts are actually leaking, causing the uneven heating you’re being faced with. When your air ducts are leaking, the heated or cooled air trying to make its way into the rooms of your home is escaping through cracks and holes. This problem is more prevalent in older homes, but it is something to consider if you’re experiencing air flow issues. If you have duct problems and you have an older system it may be time to consider a ductless system to increase efficiency and reduce hot and cold spots.
Finally, you may have to consider if your thermostat has been installed in the optimal location in your home. Oftentimes the thermostat has been incorrectly placed and reads an incorrect temperature, forcing your HVAC unit to start and stop working at inconvenient times.
A1’s professionals are here to help. We can help you identify any problems with your system and try to get you the most cost effective solution to the problem, ultimately ensuring that you get the comfort back into your home.