Common Causes of Uneven Heating & Cooling
Are you finding it hard to get comfortable in your home? Is the second floor freezing, but the main floor is too hot? Uneven temperature throughout your home is a common problem. Here’s why you might be experiencing uneven heating and cooling in your home.
Take a look in the rooms that seem to be too cold or too hot and identify where all of the air vents are. You may have inadvertently blocked one or a couple of them, which is preventing the warm or cool air from entering the room. Rearrange furniture if necessary, and check inside the air vents to make sure there’s nothing else blocking the air from escaping.
Clogged filters are one of the main causes of a lot of furnace problems, so it’s a good place to check if you’re experiencing uneven temperatures. A clogged filter can prevent the air from even reaching the ducts. If they’re dirty, clean them or replace them – it’s a quick and easy fix.
Dirty Intake Vents
The vents near the top of the walls in your house are the intake vents for your furnace. Your furnace uses these to take in air, which it then turns into warm or cold air. If these vents are dirty, it’s harder for your furnace to produce enough air to affect the temperature in your home. Vacuum them with your brush attachment to get them clean again.
If your ductwork has been installed incorrectly, or if it’s old and has been damaged, it might be blocked. Blocked ducts don’t allow air to circulate properly, so certain rooms or areas of your house might not get the air it needs. This is easily fixed by your HVAC technician.
Wrong Sized System
Whenever you have an HVAC system installed in your home, your technician should evaluate the size and needs of your home to determine the proper size for the system. If your system is too small or too large for your home, it can result in temperature problems. Your HVAC technician can recommend a better unit based on your home’s energy load.
Think you might be experiencing uneven temperature distribution in your home? Contact Bryan’s Fuel in Orangeville, Shelburne, Owen Sound, Caledon and Collingwood!