Many people find that the temperature of the air in their homes differs, sometimes quite a bit, from one room to another and one level to another. This is most commonly the case with different floors, such as from the basement from the attic. While heat naturally rises and cool air falls, and some degree of a difference in temperature is normal, it all can make it difficult (and expensive) to run furnaces and air conditioners more than needed in an effort to keep everyone comfortable. However, what do you do if you notice a dramatic difference from one room to another on the same level? What can you do if you notice uneven temperatures from one end of your home to another?
More often than not, when uneven cooling and heating happens, it’s because of one of any number of small issues that can usually be easily fixed. Before calling in an Aspen air conditioning and heating expert to diagnose the issue, there are some things you can check yourself first:
• Blocked Registers. If you’ve unwittingly put furniture in front of the vents in your home, you may have a particularly easy fix for uncomfortable spots in your home. Move your furniture out of the way and cool and warm air should be able to circulate more easily.
• Dirty Air Filters. When an air filter is dirty, it’s less likely that the air will get through and into the rooms where you need it. If you ensure that you change your air filters on a regular basis, you’ll likely avoid the problem of bad circulation due to dirt.
• Vacuum Return Vents. These are the registers and vents you see around the house at the tops of walls. Every couple of months (or more often, if needed) take your vacuum hose and brush attachment and clean off those dusty intake vents to help keep pollutants to a minimum and to open up the air pathways in your home.
What can you do if you’ve performed the above actions but still aren’t getting a more evenly-heated or evenly-cooled home? You’ll want to contact a heating and air conditioning repair in Vail for the best solutions. A professional will be able to check things you probably aren’t able to, such as:
• Problems in the Ductwork. If there are blockages within the ducts of your HVAC system, air won’t circulate properly. An HVAC technician can inspect your ductwork and repair any blockages that create an airflow imbalance.
• An Improperly Sized HVAC Unit. If your HVAC unit is not large enough, it won’t be able to adequately cool all of the areas of your home. Again, a trained HVAC technician can help you to determine whether this is a problem. They can also help you to properly calculate the energy load that your home uses and may suggest upgrading your HVAC system.
If you’re experiencing uneven heating or cooling in your home, be sure to contact Climate Control Company today. We can solve your issues before the coldest weather arrives this winter!