One of the most frustrating things about being a homeowner in the winter can be a room that just always seems to be colder than the rest of the house. You may have your heater on full blast, yet that pesky room remains chilly.
The good news is that this problem is likely easily solved.
Sure, there are temporary solutions like portable space heaters, but those can be dangerous for children and pets, take up lots of floor space, they’re typically unattractive, and can overload electrical circuits.
At TemperaturePro, we’re all about fixing HVAC problems, not delaying the issue. Here’s how you can troubleshoot this dilemma.
1. Check The Entire House For Closed Air Vents
If any of the vents happen to be closed, that will throw off the circulation of air in your home and can lead to one room being much colder than the others.
This might seem like an obvious solution, but you’d be surprised by how many people out there simply didn’t realize that one of their vents was closed.
If all of your vents are open, it’s time to move on to the next possibility.
2. Are You Losing Heat To Your Windows?
Windows can mess up the temperature balance of a room in your home during the winter for two reasons:
- Old or improperly installed windows tend to “leak”
- Glass is extremely susceptible to temperature loss or gain
If your windows are leaky, you can use caulk, weather stripping, or a foam sealant to close up any cracks.
If you have large windows in your home, it’s likely you are losing lots of heat through the glass. To limit heat loss through glass, hang heavy curtains over the windows.
Here’s what the U.S. Department of Energy has to say about windows and heat loss.
For more long term solutions, you can have a professional install newer, more energy-efficient glass.
When you’ve taken care of the above two problems, and you’re still dealing with a temperature imbalance, then it’s time to call in a professional.
3. Is Your HVAC System Imbalanced?
When an HVAC system is imbalanced, it means there are potential flaws in the original design and installation.
Here are some possible issues with a faulty HVAC setup:
- Too many air vents (or not enough)
- Improperly insulated ductwork
- Incorrectly sized ductwork
- Additions/renovations to the home that didn’t properly incorporate the existing HVAC system
- Vents placed in strange locations through the house
We believe everyone deserves to be warm and comfortable in their homes during the winter.
Call your local TemperaturePro and we’ll send a friendly, certified HVAC technician to inspect your system for any flaws. Your system operating can be operating correctly in no time.