Your thermostat is set on a comfortable temperature yet you walk through your home and notice drastic temperature differences in each room. In your living room, you may need a sweater while your master bedroom feels like a sauna.
Home temperature issues can be frustrating to your all-around comforter level while also draining your bank account. When your unit is not working efficiently, high energy bills can send your jaw to the floor. The good news is you don’t have to live with these inconveniences.
Here are 6 possible causes and suggested solutions.
If your vents are obstructed by dust and lint, air could also be blocked. Begin by turning off your HVAC system, remove the duct covers and clean the grates well. You can also vacuum out the air ducts and any crevices.
Inspect each of the heating vents around your house. If your furniture covers a vent, move the furnishing out of the way and, if necessary, rearrange the room to accommodate this change.
If the thermostat is not working correctly there can be large fluctuations in temperatures. It’s simple to test the thermostat for accuracy. Tape a thermometer onto your wall next to the thermostat reader, and leave it there for 15 minutes. You should place a paper towel behind the thermometer to prevent the transfer of hot or cold wall temperatures. After 15 minutes, check both the thermostat and the thermometer. If they are more than one degree off from each other you may have a faulty thermostat.
Inadequate insulation can cause walls to be colder which in turn causes rooms to be cooler. If you notice your walls being at different temperatures you may have an insulation issue instead of an HVAC problem. In this case, you will need to schedule a contractor to visit and evaluate the home’s insulation.
Leaks in the ductwork could prevent air from getting through to all the rooms in the home. The problem could be limited to one or two rooms or spread throughout your house. Depending on how many vents you have, it could be a problem with one weak vent, insufficient venting, or a more widespread problem with the ductwork. An HVAC specialist such as https://www.brinsonandsons.com/ could assist with the evaluation.
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