Why Is My House Heating Unevenly?
Ever take a walk through your house and realize some rooms feel much warmer, while other rooms don’t seem to be heating up at all? This is a common problem for lots of homeowners and there are a number of different reasons why this might be happening. See below to find out five possible causes for uneven home heating:
1 - Closed Off Or Blocked Registers
You may be inclined to close air vents or registers in unoccupied rooms of the house, but this isn’t such a good idea. Your home will heat more uniformly if you leave those registers open. Similarly, you’ll want to leave bedroom doors open as well for adequate airflow and a more even dispersion of heat coming from the vents.
On the same note, if you mistakenly, or have purposely placed carpets, rugs or furniture in front of vents, this could be the reason your home is heating unevenly. Luckily, this is quite an easy fix — all you need to do is move them to a different area and you should find your home more comfortable in a matter of minutes.
2 - Wrong Size HVAC System
Believe it or not, hvac systems are not one-size-fits-all. Systems that are too large or too small for your home won’t work properly and this could be the reason you’re feeling different temperatures throughout the house.
In order for a heating or air conditioning system to work efficiently and effectively, it requires adequate airflow and a system that isn’t the right size won’t be able to keep your home comfortable.
3 - Leaky Ductwork
Check your ductwork for small holes, cracks or gaps. Leaks can cause your system to lose 30% of airflow or more, and this is where that warm air being pumped from the system could be escaping.
Larger leaks could even be the reason why airflow is completely eliminated from certain rooms or areas of the house, so you’ll want to contact a professional hvac technician right away if you notice any serious problems.
4 - Dirty Or Clogged Air Filters
All of the air that passes through your hvac system must travel through the filter. If the filter is dirty or clogged, which is completely normal if you don’t take time to clean or replace it, that air will have a hard time flowing freely. This could cause a lack of warm air in the rooms where you need it, resulting in those areas feeling colder than the rest of the house.
5 - Inadequate Insulation
Insulation is the stuff that keeps the warm air inside your home and the cold air out during the winter months. However, lots of homes don’t have enough, or don’t have the right type of insulation to do the job properly. You may need to add insulation to colder rooms of the house, or replace what’s already there in favor of better quality materials that are designed to work more efficiently.
Aside from a few of the minor issues we mentioned above, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for uneven home heating, or solve the problems quickly and safely. That’s quite alright — we’re here to help!
Idaho Falls Heating Experts
When the Idaho winter hits, do you struggle to keep your home warm? Are you frustrated by the lack of energy efficiency that your heater delivers? Are you in the market for a new heater? At Advanced Home Services, we provide exceptional heating services, whether you need a new heating system installed, need your existing heater replaced, require emergency heating repair, or just routine maintenance, we’re here for you. Our heating contractors are highly skilled and experienced enough to handle a wide range of heating makes and models.