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. Of course, heat naturally rises and cool air falls, so some degree of a difference in temperature is normal. However, what do you do if you notice a dramatic difference from one room to another on the same level?
Before calling for Washington, DC heating service like Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to come in and diagnose the issue, there are some things you can check yourself first. If you have problems with uneven heating while using yourfurnace, check for these issues to see if the solution is a simple fix:
- Blocked Registers. If you’ve unwittingly put furniture in front of the vents in your home, you may have a particularly easy fix for cool spots in your home. Move your furniture out of the way 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 warm 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.
There are a few things that can cause your furnace to lose efficiency that an expert should take a look at for you:
- Problems in the Duct work. If there are blockages within the ducts of your HVAC system, again, air won’t circulate properly. An HVAC technician can inspect your duct work 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 technician can help you to determine whether this is a problem. He or she can also help you to properly calculate the energy load that your home uses and may suggest upgrading your heating system.
If you’re experiencing uneven heating in your home, contact us today to discover ways we can help you. Since 1950, Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling proudly serves and is licensed in DC, MD and VA.