One of the most common complaints with a residential heating system is uneven heating throughout the home. Some rooms feel nice and comfortable all winter long while others are rather chilly and leave you searching for a blanket. While this is a frustrating situation, it doesn’t have to be permanent – you can work towards solutions that will balance out your heating and make your home a comfortable space from one end to the other.
For help to level heating in your home or office, reach out to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric right away. We have decades of experience in this industry and we’ll be happy to visit your property and determine how we can balance out your temperatures right away. Let’s get started today!
Simple Solutions to Level Heating
Let’s start out by talking about some causes of uneven heating that you can fix on your own without the help of a trained professional. If you are lucky, we can solve the issues you are facing with the points below and you’ll enjoy even heating right away. If not, please read on to learn about some of the other possible options to correct this issue.
- Old air filter. This is a common issue, as many homeowners simply forget to replace the air filter in their HVAC system regularly. As the filter gets dirtier, less air can make its way through the system – and as a result, there isn’t as much air flowing through the ducts and out to your various rooms. Most likely, the rooms that are physically furthest from the furnace are going to struggle the most, so a room off at the other end of the house might be rather cold in the winter. Of course, you can get back on track by swapping out that old, dirty air filter for a new one. New air filters are pretty affordable and they are easy for most homeowners to change out on their own.
- Closed vents. Another problem that could lead to poor heating in a room is the vent or vents in that room being closed. You might have shut the vent long ago and then forgot to go back and open it up. Take a walk around your house and check each vent to make sure they are all open and allow air to flow freely. Also, even if a vent is open, blocking it with a piece of furniture or some other large item will prevent the air from making its way around the room as it should.
If one of those two solutions didn’t solve the problem, it will be time to consider other possibilities. Each of these can be solved, but they may take longer to correct and might require you to spend more money to get the results you desire.
- Falling behind on maintenance. A dirty, out-of-tune HVAC system will not work as well as one that has been maintained on a regular schedule. You might find that you don’t get good performance if you haven’t been bringing in a professional team to care for the system periodically. Consider having some basic maintenance performed and it might surprise you to find just how much better your system is suddenly working.
- Leaking ducts. The ducts in your home – assuming you have them – serve to carry warmed or cooled air around to the various rooms. If there are leaks in those ducts, the air that has been warmed is going to escape and not make it to its destination. Even small leaks can have a powerful negative impact on performance, so this is an issue that should be addressed as soon as possible. Of course, those ducts are hiding behind ceilings and walls in most homes, so this project can be a significant one.
- Insufficient equipment. In some cases, the furnace in a home simply isn’t powerful enough to create and distribute warm air throughout the whole house. Trying to get good performance from an undersized system is a battle you just aren’t going to win. The best course of action here is to replace the old unit with a larger one that can live up to your home’s demands.
You don’t need to keep dealing with the issue of level heating in your home when a solution is likely close at hand – just reach out to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric and we’ll take care of it right away. No matter what type of HVAC project may be waiting at your property, trust our team to handle it in a timely and professional manner.