The place you call home should provide you with a feeling of safety and the utmost comfort. Whether during a searing summer or a freezing winter, your home should maintain the right indoor temperature, with your air conditioning providing cooling to all areas of the house and your heating system providing heat that’s just as balanced. But what should you do if the temperature varies in different areas of the house?
Professionals at Richardson Air Systems have been dealing with similar issues since 1981, and many homeowners have the same concerns today. Knowing the causes of this problem can lead you to the simplest and most effective solutions. Here are the most common reasons behind uneven heating.
Blocked Air Vents
Could it be that a box you put in the corner of the room is blocking an air vent? Or maybe a piece of furniture is too tall and is obstructing the vent. Check around your home and remove any such obstructions to resolve this problem.
Air Filters That Need Changed or Cleaned
Every one to three months, clean your air filter or replace it with a recommended product. This might solve your problem with hot and cold spots. At the very least, it will help reduce indoor air pollution.
Heat From the Sun
A room that’s always hot is probably receiving too much solar heat gain. Use blinds or curtains to block sunlight and reduce the amount of heat entering your home. You can also try installing an awning, planting trees or applying window tint. A ceiling fan rotating in the right direction can also help lower the temperature in a hot room. Try airing the room out every day, as well.
Thermostats That Are Exposed to Heat
Your thermostat may work erratically if it’s exposed to direct sunlight or in close contact with a heat source such as a lamp. To fix this problem, relocate the thermostat to an area that gets neither too hot nor too cold so it can read the indoor temperature correctly. Call your heating repair professional to help you with this.
Now that you’ve addressed some of the most likely causes of hot and cold spots in your home, observe how the temperature balances out. If there are still areas of concern, you may be looking at a more complex problem, in which case it’s advisable to immediately inform your heating contractor before the problem gets any worse. They can give you a more accurate assessment and offer the right solutions.