Not all rooms in your home may be created equal. Uneven heating or cooling in your home can often be more common than you think.
Though many learn to live with it or place the blame on a possible older home, there are several reasons one room could be chillier than the next.
So if you find yourself bundling up in one place and sweating in the next, here are some of the top reasons why:
Five Reasons Your Home Might Have Uneven Heating
1. Your Air Vent Is Blocked
Often, a rug or piece of furniture could be covering your central air vent and blocking the airflow. In the rooms where the temperatures seem to be a bit colder, check that your air vents are open and nothing is blocking them.
2. Your Air Filters Are Dirty
By now, you may know that a dirty filter can lead to an expensive electric bill and some aging on your system — but it can also alter your airflow. When your filters are covered with dirt and debris, less air can flow through, ultimately leading to lower/uneven temperatures. If you can’t remember the last time you changed your filter, now’s the time to take a look.
3. A Possible Leak
From your windows and doors to your air ducts, if there is a leak somewhere, your temperature will change. If you feel drafts by your windows or you see any loose, sagging areas or visible signs of damage to your air ducts, you may have a leak and should get it looked at as soon as possible.
4. Your System Is Too Small
A home’s HVAC system comes in a variety of sizes, and the right one will be equipped with enough power to heat your entire home evenly. When undersized, it will struggle to heat your home to your desired temperature.
However, an oversized unit can reach your desired temperature too rapidly, also causing poor heating. If you’re not sure if your system is accurately sized for your home, a professional HVAC technician can take a look and provide you with your best option.
5. Your Desired Temperatures Vary
In a large home with a large family, it’s quite common for a comfortable home temperature to differ. For some, they may prefer to layer up and keep it on the cooler side, while others want it warm and toasty. If this is the case, home zoning could be the best option for you. By creating different zones in your home, you can keep your living room comfy and warm and your upstairs bedroom a bit cooler, if you desire.
Contact the Expert at Scott Hale to Get Your Home Warm Again
If you are noticing a rise in your energy bill or your home is cool in some spots and hot in others, the experts at Scott Hale can help you find the most energy-efficient option for you. Request service online or call us at (801)797-3376. You call today, we’ll come today!